MADISON, WIS. –Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Darrin Demrow, 41, Brodhead, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to six years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Demrow pleaded guilty to this charge on January 16, 2020.
Demrow was arrested on November 21, 2019, after he purchased over 100 grams of methamphetamine in Texas and drove the drugs back to his home in Brodhead. The investigation revealed that prior to his arrest, Demrow received seven mail packages from Texas that likely contained methamphetamine. Federal agents searched and seized one of those packages on August 8, 2019, and found approximately one ounce of methamphetamine.
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Conley found that Demrow was a danger to society based on his lengthy criminal history, which included prior felony convictions for burglary, domestic abuse, bail jumping, and possession of narcotic drugs. Judge Conley also noted that Demrow’s criminal activity occurred while on supervision from a felony burglary conviction and on probation from a separate felony drug conviction.
The charge against Demrow was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Green County Sheriff’s Department, Rock County Sheriff’s Department, Stateline Area Narcotics Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.