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Baraboo man gets prison in meth case

January 31, 2018 GMT

A judge Tuesday handed down a 30-month prison sentence to a man who used his West Baraboo repair shop to store and distribute drugs.

Officers raided 49-year-old Sean Mountain’s repair shop in April 2017 in conjunction with several other searches throughout the area that produced drug charges against multiple people.

They found a variety of drugs, including meth with a street value of $2,000, inside a safe. Mountain, of Baraboo, was on probation at the time for a 2016 case in which he was caught having packages of marijuana delivered to his home for distribution.

During a hearing Tuesday in Sauk County Circuit Court, Mountain resolved both cases by pleading guilty to felony meth possession with intent to deliver. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss two other drug-related charges. Mountain’s probation was revoked in the 2016 case.

He will serve 30 months in prison, with 13 months credit for time already served. Mountain must then spend three years on community supervision and get treatment.

Speaking before a judge Tuesday, Mountain apologized for his crimes and said he is committed to living a sober and productive life moving forward.

“I’ve spent my time in jail reflecting on my whole life,” Mountain said. “And I realize the lowest points in my life have been caused by drug use.”