One of the four people arrested after a Town of Benton house search Nov. 17 was placed on three years probation in Lafayette County Circuit Court.
One of the other three defendants is apparently going to trial, while another is heading to a plea/sentencing hearing.
Garrett S. Lipshutz, 24, Lancaster, pleaded guilty July 22 to one count of party to possession of methamphetamine. Charges of party to possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, and party to disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste.
Lipshutz was sentenced to three years probation, including a ban on all use of alcohol or controlled substances without a prescription, an AODA assessment, and random drug testing.
Lipshutz pleaded guilty June 3 to Grant County charges of possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced Aug. 3 to three years probation, including 29 days jail.
Christopher K. Bennett, 39, Benton, will appear in Lafayette County Circuit Court for a final pretrial conference on charges of party to possession of methamphetamine, party to possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, and party to disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste Sept. 9 at 1:15 p.m.
Bennett pleaded not guilty to those charges April 28.
Haleigh S. Stocks, 24, Highland, will appear in Lafayette County Circuit court for a plea/sentencing hearing on those three charges Sept. 30. Stocks pleaded not guilty to the charges June 16.
Brandon A. Loken, 26, Platteville, will appear in Lafayette County Circuit Court for a status conference Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. on those same three charges. Loken also pleaded not guilty to the charges April 28.
The three charges include maximum sentences of 15½ years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Police Department executed a search warrant at Bennett’s Town of Benton house Nov. 17, where products used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were discovered, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Stocks was wanted on a warrant from Grant County, and Loken was wanted on a Department of Corrections probation hold, the press release said.
Stocks was placed on two years probation, including 60 days in jail, after she pleaded no contest to forgery — uttering as a repeater and felony bail jumping Feb. 25. Charges of burglary and theft of up to $2,500 were dismissed, according to court records.