La Crosse Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aubrey L. Marshall, 46, La Crosse, Wisconsin was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 5 years in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.   This term of prison will be followed by 6 years of supervised release.  Marshall pleaded guilty to this charge on July 7, 2021.

On January 28, 2021, La Crosse Police Department officers purchased 11.1 grams of crack cocaine from Marshall through a confidential informant.  A week later, on January 25, 2021, officers purchased 32.9 grams of crack cocaine from Marshall, again through a confidential informant.  Later that day, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for Marshall’s apartment in La Crosse, and found 69 grams of crack cocaine, 69 grams of powder cocaine, and $5,930 in cash which included buy money from the drug deal earlier that day. 

At sentencing, Judge Conley noted that this is Marshall’s second federal conviction for cocaine trafficking and that his criminal history is riddled with violence.  Marshall has a prior federal felony conviction for distributing cocaine in the Western District of Wisconsin in 2005.  He was sentenced to 140 months in prison in that case.

The charge against Marshall was the result of an investigation conducted by the La Crosse Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven P. Anderson prosecuted this case. 

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