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three suspects charged in heroin investigation in madison

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Robert L. Adams of Madison, Eric L. Derring of Chicago, IL, and Laquandis C. Gibson of Madison, face multiple felony charges stemming from an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) related to Heroin trafficking in Madison.

 

According to the criminal complaints, an undercover agent with the DOJ-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) purchased from defendant Robert L. Adams 0.5 gram of suspected Heroin for $75 in cash outside of a Madison apartment building on January 7, 2014.  The following day, an undercover agent with DCI again purchased from Adams 0.5 gram of suspected Heroin for $75 in cash outside of a Madison hotel, according to the complaint filed in Dane County case 2014CF000122

 

According to the complaint filed in Dane County case 2014CF000137, an undercover agent purchased from defendant Laquandis C. Gibson 0.5 gram of suspected Heroin for $75 in cash outside of a Madison apartment building on January 9, 2014.  Several days later, on January 14, 2014, an undercover agent again purchased from Gibson 0.5 gram of suspected Heroin for $75 in cash outside of the same Madison apartment building, according to the complaint.

 

On January 17, 2014, during an interview with special agents, Laquandis Gibson admitted to selling Heroin with Eric Derring, according to the complaint.  The following day, DCI agents executed a search warrant at the Madison hotel room where Gibson and Derring were residing.  Almost 20 grams of suspected Heroin, two cellular phones, a digital scale and U.S. currency were seized during the search warrant, according to the complaint. 

 

A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of a violation of criminal law.  All defendants enjoy a presumption of innocence.  The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Charges have been filed by the Dane County District Attorney.  The Madison, Monona, and DeForest police departments assisted DCI in this investigation.