A man dubbed the ringleader of a $1 million heroin conspiracy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
On Thursday, Allen Ferguson went before a Fond du Lac County judge for a sentencing hearing on charges of delivering heroin and possession with intent to deliver heroin.
“I thought the judge’s sentence was very appropriate given the volume of heroin and the destruction it has caused not just in Fond du Lac County, but throughout our entire state and country,” says Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney. “It’s a terrible, terrible drug that devastates families.”
Prosecutors say Ferguson was responsible for moving 3,000-to-5,000 grams of heroin into Fond du Lac County in 2015 and 2016.
He admitted to coming to Fond du Lac to help with a drug dealing operation, and ultimately took it over. The District Attorney’s Office says Ferguson traveled from Fond du Lac to Chicago several times a month. Each month, he’d come back to Fond du Lac with 200-to-300 grams of heroin.
Investigators estimate Ferguson’s operation topped $1 million.
Ferguson will spend 15 years on extended supervisor following his release from prison.
All defendants in the conspiracy have been convicted and sentenced.
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