MADISON, WIS. — Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Sean McLyman, 43, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 56 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. McLyman pleaded guilty to this charge on November 6, 2017.
Judge Conley stated that it was concerning that McLyman had two handguns, one loaded, near methamphetamine that was found in his home. Judge Conley described McLyman as a local distributor who was part of a larger operation that was responsible for numerous pounds of methamphetamine shipped from California to Wisconsin. The amount attributable to McLyman, conservatively, was over 30 ounces of methamphetamine.
McLyman and 10 other individuals have been charged in federal indictments for their roles in this methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Nine of the 11 individuals charged in the indictments have pleaded guilty; McLyman is the seventh to be sentenced.
The charge against McLyman was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration- Madison, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California; Dane County Narcotics Task Force; Dane County Sheriff’s Department; Madison Police Department; UW-Madison Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Sauk County Drug Task Force; Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force; Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office; State Line Area Narcotics Team; and Rock County Special Investigations Unit. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Reinhard and Diane Schlipper.