MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Timothy Savannah, 29, Waupun, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 110 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine. Savannah pleaded guilty to this charge on February 2, 2021.
In September 2020, an undercover police officer purchased methamphetamine from Savannah on two separate occasions in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. The two distributions totaled 76 grams of methamphetamine. On September 18, 2020, police officers executed a search warrant at the apartment in Lake Delton where he was staying. During the search, officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, a variety of drugs including heroin and crack cocaine, and over $7,000 in cash.
In imposing the sentence, Judge Peterson noted that Savannah has an “unrelenting pattern of criminal offenses” including multiple violent felony convictions. Judge Peterson also stated that a substantial sentence was warranted in light of Savannah’s deep involvement in drug trafficking and his possession of a loaded firearm.
The charge against Savannah was a result of an investigation conducted by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Sauk County District Attorney’s Office. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.