A local man found passed out on a city street after midnight in August of 2019 found out his punishment Wednesday in Langlade County Circuit Court.
Derek J. Powell, 38, 1504.5 First Ave., received his sentence on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, with a repeat offender enhancement. He was ordered to a $1,500 signature bond with conditions that he not possess or consume controlled substances illegally and maintain absolute sobriety.
According to the criminal complaint, three Antigo police officers responded to a report of a male individual passed out, partially in the road in the 900 block of Hogan Street at 12:23 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2019.
They located the man, later identified as Powell, still on the ground unconscious.
An officer patted the individual down for safety and noticed a bag of hypodermic needles protruding from his pocket. The officer awakened Powell and noted he was disoriented. He said he had just been released from jail and was walking to his mother’s house.
A search of his person located a cellophane containing a strip which was identified as Suboxone, a schedule II non-narcotic controlled substance, for which Powell could not provide a prescription.
Powell’s sentence also includes one year probation, court costs, $200 DNA surcharge, an AODA assessment, he must maintain absolute sobriety and attend counseling.
Powell has prior convictions in Langlade County in 2019 for possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping, as well as convictions for disorderly conduct in 2004 and 2012, possession of cocaine in 2006, and retail theft in 2017, and in Shawano County for take and drive a vehicle without owner’s consent and disorderly conduct in 2007.