The Langlade County Court activity this week has seen three criminal cases conclude through plea and sentencing hearings.
Natasha A. Brantley, 23, De Pere, entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed but read into the record.
Brantley was given a withheld sentence pending 12 months of probation, with conditions that she complete an alcohol and drug assessment, maintain absolute sobriety and full-time employment or school, and pay court costs. The court reserved the right to expunge the conviction with successful probation.
According to the criminal complaint, Brantley was arrested after police responded to a disturbance at a Center Street apartment on the evening of Feb. 24, 2019, during which she allegedly smashed a living room window and broke a mirror.
Officers discovered Brantley intoxicated at the apartment, and when informed she would be arrested, she locked herself in a bathroom. A resident of the apartment unlocked the door and officers found Brantley in the bathtub. She continued to be uncooperative throughout the process of being taken into custody.
Randy M. Robison, 57, Pelican Lake, entered no contest pleas to misdemeanor possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic citation of first offense operating while intoxicated. The THC charge was amended from an original felony count of second offense possession.
Robison was given a withheld sentence for the THC plea, contingent on one year of probation, with conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and full time employment. The sentence for the drug paraphernalia plea was court costs only.
For the OWI conviction, Robison is ordered to pay a total fine of $843. He will have his license revoked for seven months and must complete an alcohol assessment and driver safety plan.
According to the complaint, on the evening of Dec. 7, 2019, a state trooper was on patrol on Highway 45 south of Highway N in the town of Antigo when he observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit. The trooper stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Robison.
Robison opened the glovebox and the trooper saw a prescription bottle with no label that had small pieces of plant-like material inside. The trooper opened the bottle and smelled the odor of marijuana.
Asked if he had any more marijuana, Robison then handed over a baggie of green plant-like material from the center console. Further search of the vehicle located a metal pipe with burnt residue. Field tests of the material from the baggie and residue from the pipe both indicated positive results for THC.
William R. Bailey, 51, Merrill, entered a guilty plea to a single felony charge of methamphetamine possession. He was given a withheld sentence pending three years of probation, with conditions that he complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow through with treatment recommendations, maintain absolute sobriety and full time employment, and reimburse court costs.
Bailey had been free on a $150 cash bond since his initial court appearance on March 4, 2019.
Bailey was arrested after Antigo police investigated a report of meth use at a city residence on Oct. 28, 2018. A search of a room occupied by Bailey uncovered a bag of marijuana and a clear glass pipe containing a white substance that tested positive for meth.