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More probation terms in May 2 drug raid
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PLATTEVILLE — Another nine defendants in the May 2 Platteville drug raids were sentenced in Grant County Circuit Court.

Gregory J. Becker, 22, Hales Corners, was placed on two years probation after he pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. Two additional counts were dismissed.

Becker’s probation term includes 60 days in jail, reimbursing the Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force the drug buy costs, and random drug testing.

Randall R. Runge, 23, Walworth, was placed on two years probation after he pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. Two additional counts were dismissed.

Runge’s probation term includes 60 days in jail, reimbursing the Drug Task Force the drug buy costs, and random drug testing.

Daniel Jz. Panella, 22, Oconomowoc, was placed on two years probation after he pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver marijuana. One count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana was dismissed.

Panella’s probation term includes 60 days in jail, reimbursing the Drug Task Force the $60 for the drug buy, and random drug testing.

Michael G. Sahs, 22, Winfield, Ill., was placed on two years probation Aug. 21 after he pleaded guilty July 17 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. Two additional counts were dismissed.

Sahs’ probation term includes 60 days jail or electronic monitoring, full-time employment or education, and random drug testing.

Nicholas R. Rosenthal, 21, Galena, was placed on two years probation after he pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to manufacture or delivery of cocaine. Rosenthal’s probation term includes 60 days in jail and random drug testing.

Wesley L. Ertmer, 21, 65 Alden Ave., was placed on two years probation after he pleaded no contest Sept. 11 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. Two additional counts were dismissed.

Ertmer’s probation term includes 60 days in jail, reimbursing the Drug Task Force $333, full-time employment and/or education, and random drug testing.

Ryan Bailey Whitehead, 21, New Glarus, was placed on two years probation after he pleaded no contest Aug. 1 to one count of possession of amphetamines or LSD, one count of possession of an illegally obtained prescription, and one count of possession of marijuana. Four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Whitehead’s probation term includes random drug testing and alcohol and drug counseling. He is prohibited from possessing or using intoxicants.

Ashley K. Kloss, 22, 480 Irene St., was placed on two years probation after she pleaded guilty Aug. 6 to one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Three additional paraphernalia counts were dismissed.

Kloss’ probation term includes maintaining full-time employment and/or education, and random drug testing.

Natalie Rose Costello-Mikecz, 21, Milwaukee, was placed on nine months probation after she pleaded no contest Aug. 29 to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. One additional count of paraphernalia and one count of possession of amphetamines or LSD were dismissed.

The sentences of Panella, Sahs, Rosenthal, Becker, Runge, Ertmer, Whitehead, Kloss and Costello-Mikecz can be expunged under state law that allows drug convictions to be expunged for those younger than 21 who successfully complete probation.

Of the 21 defendants, only one is still scheduled to go to trial, with three others still to have their cases decided.

A jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 4 for Andrew J. Fells, 24, Milwaukee, on one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. The status conference is set for Monday, with jury selection Oct. 2.

A plea and sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 2 for Kamal T. Abdelrahim, 22, Milwaukee, on one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana.

A plea and sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 30 for Ryan L. Schlosser, 22, Skokie, Ill., on one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana.

A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 5 for Cole Douglas Durdan, 21, 1460 Cody Parkway #1, on three counts of manufacture and delivery of marijuana.

Twenty-one people were arrested as the result of a 10-month-long investigation by the Drug Task Force.