• Wed. Oct 11th, 2023

A Wisconsin Male Received a Sentence of 137 Months in Prison for meth trafficking

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ByDavid Brown

Jul 7, 2023
Ryan P. Murray, 45, of Weston, Wisconsin, sentenced to 137 months for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute
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That statement was released by John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Milwaukee, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin. Following the prison term, there will be eight years of supervised release. Murray entered a guilty plea to this offense on January 31, 2023.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a single car collision on January 10, 2022. Murray, the driver, had fled the site of the accident and was discovered a few kilometers apart. Authorities discovered a package containing 291 grams of methamphetamine near Murray. 

Deputies discovered a loaded Glock 9mm pistol along Murray’s walk away from the crash site. Deputies discovered a Kel-Tec rifle, 10 filled extended magazines, and a silencer in Murray’s smashed car. 

More than Just One Case

Murray had five outstanding warrants for his arrest and nine pending state criminal charges at the time of this occurrence, including four concerning felon in possession of a handgun and another alleging severe violence. Murray has now been tried and sentenced in a number of state crimes, and he is currently serving numerous state prison sentences with an expected parole date of February 16, 2028.

In terms of the guns in this case, Murray was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm on April 11, 2022, and sentenced to 180 days in county jail. Murray’s 137-month federal sentence was ordered to run concurrently with the balance of his state prison sentences and any penalties given on his still outstanding cases by Judge Peterson.

At the punishment, Judge Peterson said that the major motivator of the punishment in this instance was public safety. Murray’s seemingly constant history of crime for over 25 years was underlined, as was Murray’s status as a drug dealer who travels heavily armed. Murray’s history of gun possession, violence, and drug trafficking posed an obvious threat to the community. 

Murray was charged as a result of an investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven P. Anderson. 

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