Madison man gets 10 years for dealing cocaine, possessing handguns

Louis S. Boatner
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Madison man will spend 10 years in federal prison for drug dealing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Louis S. Boatner, 44, was charged for possessing over a kilogram of cocaine with the intent to distribute and for possessing six loaded handguns.

Boatner pleaded guilty to these charges on March 5.

The Western District of Wisconsin says an informant with the Dane County narcotics task force purchased cocaine from Boatner three different times. Authorities then gained a search warrant to Boatner’s residence, where they discovered the cocaine and guns.

The 10-year sentence is required under federal law because each count of conviction carried mandatory minimum sentences of five years, according to the district.