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Indictment Returned for Two Beloit Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Wisconsin, A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment on Tuesday regarding two Beloit residents who were charged with drug crimes involving cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.


38 year old Depronce Burnett and 34 year old Dominique Holsten, who are husband and wife, are charged with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. The indictment alleges that the conspiracy operated from October 1 to October 27, 2021. They are also charged with maintaining a place in Beloit for the purpose of distributing cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.


Burnett and Holsten are also charged with 2 counts of distributing cocaine, 2 counts of distributing methamphetamine, 1 count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, 1 count of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, 1 count of possessing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and 1 count of possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.


The indictment also charges Burnett with 3 counts of distributing crack cocaine and 1 count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.


If convicted, Burnett and Holsten face a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the conspiracy charge and each of the charges alleging 500 grams or more of cocaine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The other distribution charges, possession with intent to distribute charges, and charge of maintaining a place for drug distribution each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.


The charges against Burnett and Holsten are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Janesville and Beloit Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is prosecuting the case.


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