Prison for Antigo man linked to series of drug, weapon counts|
An Antigo man was sentenced here Monday to serve the next six years of his life in prison, bringing an end to a five month spiral which spun him in and out of the local court system on drug and weapons-related charges.
Between October of 2012 and March of 2013, 37-year old Jason E. Schreiber of N1062 Old 26 Road racked up 27 individual charges — a number of them involving possession of firearms or illegal drugs such as marijuana and “bath salts” and violating conditions of his bail.
On Tuesday, Schreiber pleaded no contest to 14 of them with the remaining being dismissed in an agreement reached by District Attorney Ralph Uttke and defense counsel Karl Kelz.
The ruling handed down by Judge Fred Kawalski was difficult in the fact that each crime brought its own set of punishment with the terms running concurrent or consecutive to one another, minus any time he has already served in the county jail while the jumble of cases were pending.
In total, Schreiber will serve six years in prison with another six years spent under supervision by the Department of Corrections. He must also pay costs of the court action with 25 percent of his prison wages going toward that total.
Court documents indicate that Schreiber has already served time in prison for a felony case dating to 2006 in Winnebago County. Based on that conviction, he is unable to illegally possess firearms.
The problems which led Schreiber to his latest troubles with the law date to last fall when he was arrested as the result of a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, law officers found trace amounts of marijuana, shot gun shells, various items of suspected drug paraphernalia and 33 boxes of pseudophedrine which is equivalent to an estimated 34 grams of the drug. Possessing more than nine grams is against state law and according to officials, concern is heightened as the drug is often used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Additional amounts of ammunition and glass pipes used for the ingestion of marijuana and other “street drugs” were found in Schreiber’s home during the subsequent execution of a search warrant.
A bail jumping count for consuming alcohol in violation of a court order followed in November of 2012 and in December, Schreiber was again cited for a disturbance outside the Wagner Shell convenience store. A female acquaintance reported that Schreiber purposely knocked hot cups of liquid out of her hands, causing her to burn herself.
A warrant had been issued for Schreiber’s arrest and two weeks later, he and another man were taken into custody for a cache of illegal contraband found in their possession and in a vehicle they were known to have occupied. The loot included a revolver, ammunition and bags of white powder which Schreiber identified as “dope.” Suspected bath salts were found in his co-defendant’s possession. Also found were digital scales, glass pipes, plastic and rubber “snorting tubes”, folding knives and razors.
In early March, Schreiber racked up more charges when he “borrowed” a vehicle from a female acquaintance without her permission.
Later that month, Schreiber was arrested after leading a sheriff’s deputy on a vehicle chase and subsequent foot chase which traveled from Langlade County’s southern end into Shawano County.
A search of the car revealed a stash of drugs, including an ample supply of suspected bath salts, as well as marijuana cigarettes, prescription medication and an assortment of other items including scales, pipes, lighters, a torch, cell phones and a box of ammunition.
During Monday’s hearing, Schreiber pleaded no contest to five counts of bail jumping, two for possession of a firearm by a felon, two for possessing marijuana and one each for operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and possession with intent to abuse a hazardous substance (salts).
Several additional counts including substantial battery, possession of precursers for the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and other bail jumping counts were dismissed.
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