ELKHORN

A Walworth County judge sentenced a town of Richmond woman who had been connected with a convicted methamphetamine manufacturer to three years of probation for possessing a controlled substance, court documents show.

The meth charges against Christine L. Brandemuehl, now 50, formerly of N6546 Forest Place, were dismissed and read in last week, per a plea agreement.

According to the agreement, Brandemuehl pleaded guilty April 10 to possessing diazepam, which is a schedule IV narcotic.

Police on Oct. 25, 2016, executed a search warrant at Brandemuehl’s home and reported finding meth precursors and the diazepam, for which Brandemuehl did not have a prescription, according to the complaint. Prosecutors connected her to Bryan Tidwell of Elkhorn, who is serving a prison sentence for making meth.

Brandemuehl also pleaded guilty to one count of felony bail jumping for when police on Jan. 25 responded to a report of a family offense and found Brandemuehl had been drinking alcohol, which was a violation of her bond, according to that criminal complaint.

Brandemuehl had been in the Walworth County Jail since Jan. 25, giving her 75 days of sentence credit. As part of the plea agreement, Brandemuehl was also given 30 days of jail with work release on the drug charge and another 30 days on the bail-jumping charge, court records show.

More counts from another case involving Brandemuehl were dismissed and read in. She was charged with party to burglary and bail jumping for a March 30, 2017, incident in the town of Sugar Creek involving Jimmy D. Conrad.

Conrad, whom a jury acquitted on charges he intimidated Brandemuehl as a witness, went to trial on a charge related to that burglary and another. Although the jury convicted him of the other burglary, he was acquitted on the charge from Sugar Creek.

Conditions of her probation include no contact with Tidwell or Conrad. She also cannot possess meth precursors and cannot request an early termination of her probation, according to court documents.

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