Baraboo Man Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Case

A Baraboo man has been sentenced in a drug trafficking case that involved several agencies in Western Wisconsin. 44 year old Carl Rabe was sentenced to 96 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Rabe pleaded guilty to the charge on April 26. During the course of a long-term, multi-agency investigation, law enforcement officers identified several people, including Rabe, who distributed significant amounts of methamphetamine in western Wisconsin. Investigators also learned that Rabe partnered with traffickers who purchased methamphetamine from sources-of-supply in other states.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge William Conley says Rabe jumped into a major drug trafficking network when he partnered with Christopher Fernette and Dillan Boydston to obtain three pounds of methamphetamine from a source-of-supply in Minnesota. Fernette was sentenced in June to120 months imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Dillan Boydston pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 3.

The charge against Rabe was the result of an investigation conducted by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Prairie du Chien Police Department, Richland-IowaGrant Drug Task Force, Lancaster Police Department, Dakota County (Minnesota) Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.