Chicago Man Sentenced For Selling Drugs In Dodge County

(Beaver Dam) A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail for selling drugs in Dodge County. Herman Jones was one of four people arrested two years ago following an eleven-month investigation by the Dodge County Drug Task Force; he was convicted in July of selling heroin and cocaine. The 24-year-old, also known as DJ, was said to be the “right-hand-man” of Lacresha Lightfoot, the ringleader of the drug operation based out of Beaver Dam. The 29-year-old Lightfoot was sentenced to two years in prison last year. The criminal complaints indicate that multiple people were affiliated with Lightfoot selling drugs on her behalf when she was not available, using a shared cell phone to conduct transactions. Other drug dealers previously convicted include 27-year-old Paris Mickle of Chicago who was given three years in prison and 23-year-old Earl Howard of Chicago who received 18 months. Charges against a Milwaukee man who was arrested with the group were dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion. At sentencing, Judge Steven Bauer said Jones “was involved in spewing poison into the community” but Bauer stopped short of putting him in prison saying he would “come out…worse than he went in.” Jones nine-month jail sentence is in addition to seven months of time-served behind bars already and also includes five years of probation.