An Antigo man will spend three years on probation as the result of his no contest pleas to methamphetamine and THC possession in Langlade County Court last week.
Michael D. Young, 33, 629 Irving St., entered no contest pleas to felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of THC. A misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia possession was dismissed but read into the record.
Young was given withheld sentences on both convictions, contingent on three years of probation for the meth plea and 12 months of probation for the THC plea. As conditions, he must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and follow through with treatment recommendations, not possess or consume controlled substances illegally, maintain full time employment, and pay court costs.
According to the criminal complaint, Antigo officers responded to a city residence on Feb. 23 based on information that Young and two other individuals were using meth at the location. Surveillance over the course of two weeks also observed vehicles arriving and leaving in a pattern consistent with drug trafficking occurring at the residence.
The officers found the three individuals present at the residence. A search of the living room located a mirror with a substance on it, several cut straws, and a pipe, all of which tested positive for meth. An officer asked who the pipe belonged to and one person responded “it could be any of ours.”
The officers obtained and executed a search warrant for the remainder of the residence. In a bedroom occupied by Young, they found a clear canister with a green leafy substance that tested positive for THC and a cut straw with a substance that tested positive for meth.