Third waives right to preliminary hearing in meth case

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
— A man accused of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine with two Delavan accomplices on Friday waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Deputy District Attorney Joshua Grube said Doyle E. Hobbs, 36, was the one cooking methamphetamine for two Delavan offenders who already have been prosecuted for the crime.

Lainee M. Nickas, 26, and Christopher S. Wall, 44, both of 1420 Birchwood St., Delavan, were arrested March 26 on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of material for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nickas was sentenced to three years in prison and three years probation. Wall was sentenced to one and a half years in prison and two years probation.

Hobbs is charged with a felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and faces up to $100,000 in fines and 25 years in prison.

His prosecution was delayed because he was being held in a prison in Illinois, Grube said. Hobbs now will go through legal proceedings in Walworth County and be referred back to Illinois once his sentence is done, the prosecutor added.

Last updated: 12:18 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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