WASHBURN COUNTY -- A Minong, WI man has been sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court regarding his felony marijuana charges. A second person charged in the incident, the man’s girlfriend, also has been sentenced on her criminal case.
DrydenWire.com reported in June 2018 that Minong, WI couple, Bradley Chipman and Cynthia Coshow were facing criminal marijuana related charges following an incident in which Coshow called for law enforcement assistance after Chipman did not return from a trip into the woods on May 1, 2018.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court, Chipman went into the woods off Popple Shoot Fire Lane to plant marijuana plants, and Coshow became concerned when he did not return. Washburn County law enforcement responded, including a K9 Unit, however, around that time, Chipman arrived on scene, and explained that he had left the woods and returned to their residence after growing tired from waiting for Coshow to pick him up.
Chipman initially denied planting any marijuana plants, however the criminal complaint states that Chipman ultimately led law enforcement to where the plants were. When law enforcement searched the residence of Chipman and Coshow they found a ‘grow room’ with additional marijuana plants, marijuana seeds, and drug paraphernalia.
Chipman was charged with Class H Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Marijuana >200-1000 grams), and 2 counts of Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. Coshow was charged with the same along with the penalty modifier, Party to a Crime.
Online circuit court records show that Chipman appeared for a recent hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court and entered a plea of guilty to his charge os Class H Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g). Chipman’s charges of Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia were dismissed but read in.
The Court ordered a withheld sentence with 1 year of probation. Conditions of Chipman’s probation require him to complete an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and comply with any recommendations.
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According to online circuit court records, in December 2018, Coshow entered a 2 year Deferred Judgment of Conviction Agreement regarding her felony charge of Class H Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Marijuana >200-1000 grams). She entered pleas of guilty to her two charges of Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. Details of Coshow’s agreement were not included in the online circuit court record.