Judge orders jail time, probation for possessing meth materials

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Jonah Beleckis
Monday, September 11, 2017

ELKHORNA judge ordered a Lake Geneva man to spend nine months in jail and serve three years of probation for possessing methamphetamine paraphernalia after a police raid at his home in January.

Daniel W. Wobig, 29, changed his plea to guilty at a final pretrial hearing Sept. 6, Walworth County Court records show. Charges of possessing meth, its precursors and its waste—all party to the crime—were dismissed but read into the record.

Wobig will be allowed work-release privileges after serving three months of his nine-month sentence. His jail time needs to start on or before Sept. 18, according to court records.

Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan imposed and stayed a three-year prison term followed by three years of extended supervision if Wobig violates his probation.

On Jan. 5, police raided Wobig's home, which was owned by Patrick McBean at 427 Spring St., Lake Geneva, and found 3.8 grams of meth along with other materials, according to the criminal complaint.

McBean, Joseph A. Aull and Wobig's wife, Krista Stoll Wobig, all face various charges in the incident. McBean also is accused of being involved in a meth-related explosion at The Cove of Lake Geneva hotel four days after the police raid on his home.

Wobig and his wife told police they are recovering heroin addicts, according to the complaint. Wobig said he had been using meth for about three months.

Wobig told police he tried to make meth once in November, but it did not work well, and he didn't try again, according to the complaint.

McBean is set for a November jury trial with a final pretrial hearing at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

Stoll Wobig has a final pretrial hearing at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 before a scheduled trial later in the month.

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