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Lafayette Co. man gets 5 years for meth
brooke nolte
Brooke Nolte

DARLINGTON — A Benton man was recently sentenced to five years in prison and five years on extended supervision Oct. 19 for having over 76 grams, or 2.7 ounces, of crystal methamphetamine.

Brooke P. Nolte, 30, pleaded guilty in Lafayette County Circuit Court to a Class C felony charge of possessing an amphetamine with intent to deliver, second offense. A misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

The case stems from a traffic stop Aug. 2 outside Shullsburg, according to court records.

Nolte was westbound on Wisconsin 11 leaving the city when a Lafayette County detective assigned to the Stateline Area Narcotics Team observed him driving. The detective knew Nolte had an active warrant on a 2014 child support case in Lafayette County.

Nolte was subsequently stopped on Wis. 11 outside Benton and arrested on that warrant.

With the assistance of the Darlington Police Department K-9 team, deputies located 42.5 grams of crystal meth hidden inside the vehicle. A follow-up search of Nolte’s residence on East Main Street resulted in the seizure of another 33.6 grams of meth, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.

Nolte denied knowing about the drugs and said he has never before had that large of an amount of drugs. He said he stopped selling drugs a month earlier.

He is ordered to serve his Lafayette County prison sentence consecutive to a recent six-month sentence out of Crawford County for a second-offense felony conviction of possessing THC (marijuana).