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Probation for last two defendants in May drug raid
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The last two defendants from the May 2 Platteville drug raid were sentenced in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster.

Ryan L. Schlosser, 22, Skokie, Ill., pleaded no contest Oct. 30 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana.

Schlosser was sentenced to two years probation, including 60 days in jail, repaying the Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force for its buy money, maintaining full-time education and/or work, and random drug testing.

Cole Douglas Durden, 21, 1460 Cody Parkway #1, pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to one count of manufacture or delivery of marijuana. Two other charges were dismissed.

Durden was sentenced to one year probation, including 90 days in jail, repaying the buy money to the drug task force, maintaining full-time education and/or employment, and random drug testing.

Schlosser and Durdan were the last of 21 people, including 18 UW–Platteville students, charged as a result of 10 months of drug sales to undercover members of the Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force, which culminated in the May 2 drug raid.

The raids and arrests were conducted by Platteville, Dodgeville and Richland Center police; UW–Platteville police; the Grant, Iowa and Richland county sheriff’s departments; and the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.

The defendants who pleaded guilty or no contest to felony drug charges got probation terms of one or two years. Sentences included the opportunity for many of the defendants to have their records expunged if they successfully completed the terms of their probation.