One of the two people who face multiple drug-related charges in connection with a search warrant in Platteville March 4 pleaded to charges in Grant County Circuit Court.
Donna M. Lowther, 53, Platteville, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of methamphetamine, purchase of pseudoephedrine for another with the intent to facilitate another person’s manufacture of methamphetamine, and neglecting a child.
Charges of possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
Four separate charges — two counts of felony bail jumping and one count each of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia — for an incident April 7 were dismissed but are allowed to be considered for sentencing of the March charges, according to court records.
Lowther, who is free on a $1,000 signature bond, will be sentenced on the charges Aug. 2. She faces maximum sentences of 7 years 9 months in prison and $30,000 in fines.
William R. Nida, 39, Platteville, pleaded no contest May 19 to charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance near a park, disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste, and neglecting a child.
Charges of possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana were dismissed, according to court records.
Nida will be sentenced on the charges June 30. He faces maximum sentences of 26 years nine months in prison and $70,000 in fines. Nida is in the Grant County Jail, according to online court records.
The Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force and the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Lab executed the search warrant at 395 N. Water St. March 4 around 11:30 a.m. Detectives dressed from head to toe in hazardous-materials gear brought various items out of the triplex, putting them on a tarp on the front lawn.
More than an hour after the search began, a man later identified as Nida, followed about half an hour later by a woman later identified as Lowther, were taken into custody.
A 4-year-old child in the house was turned over to Grant County Social Services.