JUNEAU | A 37-year-old Waupun man with a violent criminal history was sentenced to probation Thursday for selling crack cocaine to an informant.
Gary Bruce Campbell was found guilty of one count of manufacturing or delivering cocaine in the amount of less than a gram as a repeater. Three additional counts of manufacturing or delivering cocaine in the amount of less than a gram and one charge of manufacturing or delivering cocaine of more than a gram but less than 5 grams were dismissed but were read into the court record.
Judge Joseph Sciascia sentenced Campbell to five years of probation and one year of conditional jail time.
Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg argued for a 15-year prison term for the drug sale, noting that Campbell had been in and out of custody since the age of 12. Judge Sciascia, citing Campbell’s positive achievements while in prison, imposed a lighter sentence.
Judge Sciascia imposed and stayed a 16-year prison sentence. Should Campbell fail to successfully complete probation he will have to serve the sentence.
According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant introduced a law enforcement officer to Campbell, who was known as the nickname, Smooth. Drug Task Force officers purchased the cocaine base (crack) from Campbell on five occasions between April 17 and 21, 2015 at locations in Beaver Dam and Horicon.
While being arrested Campbell admitted to being a drug dealer and said his source was in Milwaukee, according to the criminal complaint. He would not specify the amounts of cocaine he would purchase at any given time from his source.
At the time of the sale, Campbell had been released from the Wisconsin prison system only four months earlier where he was serving a 10-year sentence for second degree reckless homicide and hiding a corpse. He was charged in Milwaukee in 2004 and convicted in 2006. Campbell was on extended supervision at the time of the drug sale.