Probation Ordered for Spooner Woman Convicted of Maintaining Drug Trafficking Place

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | DrydenWire |


SHELL LAKE -- Diana Hobbs, of Spooner, WI, has been ordered to serve 3 years of probation for a conviction of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place. 

At a sentencing hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court on December 27, 2017, Diana Hobbs received a sentence from the Court of 3 years of probation for her felony conviction and 1 year of probation for a conviction of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

The Court ordered Hobbs to report to the Washburn County Jail within 7 days and submit a DNA sample. Hobbs was ordered to follow any conditions set for her by the Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole. 

The charges against Hobbs were filed following an investigation by the Spooner Police Department into activities occurring at her residence on Carlton Road. A search warrant was executed on February 27, 2017, which resulted in the location of dozens of items of drug paraphernalia including scales, bongs, pipes, glass vials, and hypodermic needles. Law enforcement also found equipment which appeared to be for the purpose of creating drug paraphernalia, as well as equipment that was suspected to be for the purpose of making hash oil. Officers also found marijuana, prescription pills, methamphetamine, and heroin at Hobbs’ residence.

The investigation led to criminal charges being filed against multiple people, including Jeremy Englund, who received a sentence of 3 years in state prison for his convictions of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Felony Manufacture or Deliver THC (Marijuana). Also charged was Eric Hamer, who received a sentence of 1 year of probation for convictions of Resisting or Obstructing an Officer and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. A 4th person charged in the incident was Kaydee Mortensen, who was ordered to serve 2 years of probation for her convictions of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Bail Jump, and Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property.



 

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Spooner Woman Pleads Guilty to Maintaining Drug Trafficking Place

Friday, September 29, 2017 | DrydenWire

SHELL LAKE -- A Spooner, WI woman has entered a plea of guilty to her charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place in Washburn County.

Online circuit court records indicate that Diana Hobbs, of Spooner, WI, appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court on September 28, 2017, and entered a plea of guilty to her charges of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Two additional charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs that were filed against Hobbs have been dismissed but read in by the Court for consideration in Hobb's sentence.

The charges were filed against Hobbs following a search warrant at her residence on Carlton Road in February 2017. During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement found dozens of items of drug paraphernalia including scales, bongs, pipes, glass vials, and hypodermic needles as well as equipment which appeared to be for the purpose of creating drug paraphernalia and other equipment which was suspected to be for making hash oil. Officers also found marijuana, prescription pills, methamphetamine and heroin.

Hobbs is scheduled to be sentenced on her convictions in Washburn County Circuit Court in December 2017.



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Spooner Woman Facing Charges of Maintaining Drug Trafficking Place

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | DrydenWire

SHELL LAKE -- Charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place are filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against a woman living in the Spooner, WI area.

Diana Hobbs is facing charges in Washburn County Circuit Court of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Class I Felony Possession of Heroin, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Hobbs, she was the property owner at a Carlton Road, Spooner, WI address at which Washburn County law enforcement executed a search warrant in February of 2017.

Several individuals were located at the residence during the search warrant, along with dozens of items of drug paraphernalia including scales, bongs, pipes, glass vials, and hypodermic needles, and equipment which was suspected to be for manufacturing pipes for smoking controlled substances.

DrydenWire.com reported earlier this year that two men, Jeremy Englund and Eric Hamer, were arrestedcharged and then later sentenced on charges which stemmed from this same search warrant.

Also located during the search warrant was suspected: methamphetamine; marijuana; brown liquid stored in multiple containers, and multiple prescription pills including Adderall and Hydrocodone. Officers also found multiple rounds of ammunition and a Police Badge marked Shell Lake Police Department, #846.

The criminal complaint states that an investigation into this residence began as early as June 2016 when tips were received by the Spooner Police Department that someone at a trailer house near Tracks restaurant was selling marijuana. Confidential informants provided information to the Spooner Police Department regarding names of those who were reportedly selling drugs at the residence, including Jeremy Englund.

The criminal complaint states that Hobbs reportedly told officers during the search warrant that she smokes marijuana and knew that others were smoking it at the residence also. She also reportedly stated that she knew that Englund was making glass marijuana pipes at the residence.

Items listed in the criminal complaint as being found in Hobb's bedroom include several suspected methamphetamine pipes and loaded hypodermic needles as well as a suspected hash oil operation.

Hobbs was scheduled to plead to her charges in July 2017, however, a motion was made at that time for a new defense attorney. The Court granted that motion. Hobbs is scheduled to appear again on her charges later in September.



Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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