Beloit couple indicted on multiple federal drug charges
MADISON, Wis. — A Beloit couple is facing federal drug charges stemming from allegations they conspired together to sell and distribute drugs in the fall of 2021.
Depronce Burnett, 38, and Dominique Holsten, 34, were indicted Wednesday; the indictment alleges the couple worked together on a plan to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine between Oct. 1 and Oct. 27, 2021.
In addition to conspiring to distribute those drugs, Burnett and Holsten are charged with two counts of distributing cocaine, two counts of distributing methamphetamine, one count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, one count of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, one count of possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, one count of possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and maintaining a place in Beloit for the purposes of distributing those drugs.
Burnett is also charged with three counts of distributing crack cocaine and one count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
If convicted Burnett and Holsten face a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison for the conspiracy charge and each of the charges alleging 500 grams or more of cocaine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The other distribution charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.
Authorities said the charges against the couple came as a result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Janesville and Beloit police departments.
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