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Cocaine dealer sentenced to 46 months to 30 years in prison

MENOMINEE — A Milwaukee man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in Menominee County for delivery of cocaine.

Jymel Sidney Velazquez, 42, was sentenced as a habitual fourth offender to 46 months to 30 years in prison for two counts of delivery/manufacture of cocaine, possession of cocaine and ammunition-possession by a felon, according to Menominee County Prosecutor Jeffrey T. Rogg.

According to court documents, the case began on July 27, when a controlled buy of crack cocaine was made at an address in Menominee County. An informant testified at trial that she purchased 0.42 grams of crack cocaine for $100 from Velazquez.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence. Two bags of crack cocaine and 14 rounds of ammunition were seized, where Velazquez was found hiding. As a convicted felon, Velazquez is prohibited from possessing ammunition.

“Deadly drugs like cocaine and the criminal activity tied to the drug trade are responsible for shattering families and devastating our communities in the Upper Peninsula,” Rogg said. “The investigation revealed that Mr. Velazquez was a repeat and regular cocaine supplier in Menominee County.”

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