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Attorney sentenced to probation in heroin case

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Gazette Staff
December 23, 2009
— A Walworth County attorney who pleaded guilty to felony charges of possession of narcotics and bail jumping has been sentenced to three years probation.

Stephen M. Compton, 44, formerly of Williams Bay, was arrested March 7 in Lake Geneva after Walworth County deputies executed a search warrant at the apartment of Katie M. Luessenhop, according to the criminal complaint.


The judge stayed a 30-month prison sentence, which will be imposed if Compton violates his probation.


The deputies had been surveilling Compton and Luessenhop and executed the warrant after seeing them driving together in one of Compton's vehicles, a violation of Luessenhop's bond agreement on a previous case, according to the complaint.


They reported finding Luessenhop and Compton in her apartment and a bindle of heroin in Luessenhop's wallet.


Luessenhop admitted contacts with Compton while on bond and admitted snorting cocaine and heroin that night. She also admitted buying $3,000 worth of heroin using money given to her by Compton, according to the complaint.


Luessenhop, a former Walworth Elementary School teacher, was sentenced in June to six months in jail and three years probation. She pleaded guilty April 9 to two counts of felony possession of heroin and one count of felony bail jumping.


Luessenhop was charged last on accusations of snorting heroin in the Huber dorm of the Walworth County Jail.



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