13 drug, bail jumping charges dismissed for Colfax man

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX —A Colfax man has been sentenced to jail time and probation on one drug charge while 13 other drug-related and bail jumping charges were dismissed in Dunn County Circuit Court.

Thomas W. Peterson, 510 Cedar Street, Colfax, pleaded no contest to possession of methamphetamine as a party to a crime January 10, and Judge Rod W. Smeltzer sentenced him to two years of probation, four months in the county jail with Huber privileges and 40 hours of community service.

The charges against the 34-year-old Peterson originated with incidents that occurred in June, September and October of last year.

All together eight felony charges and five misdemeanor charges were dismissed, including three felony charges of possessing methamphetamine, three felony bail jumping charges, and one felony charge each of possessing cocaine, second offense, possessing marijuana, second offense, and possessing drug paraphernalia to manufacture drugs.

The misdemeanor charges that were dismissed included possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

The drug charges were all charged as a party to a crime.

Judge Smeltzer also ordered Peterson to go through an alcohol assessment.