Crandon Man Gets Prison Time For Heroin Connection
- One of the six people arrested in Rhinelander for selling heroin is headed to prison.
30-year-old Clifford Dutton of Crandon will spend approximately the next 15 months in the Wisconsin State Prison system.
He reached a plea deal with the state in Oneida County court today.
When he gets out of prison, Dutton will be placed on three years of extended supervision.
Dutton, along with five others were arrested earlier this spring for their roles selling and making heroin in the Rhinelander area.
Several of the other suspects have reached plea deals. 20-year-old Dominique Jones and 31-year-old Paul Dietz have not done so.
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