A Polk County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges related to dealing methamphetamine, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced August 22.
Adam G. Gonet was sentenced by Polk County Judge Daniel J. Tolan to five years of initial confinement followed by five years of extended supervision for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and three years of initial confinement and three years of extended supervision for possession of a short-barreled shotgun concurrent to the sentence for the possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine charge. Gonet plead guilty to these counts on May 6, 2019.
“Meth is causing harm to Wisconsinites and to our communities,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Fighting the distribution of meth and other dangerous drugs is, and will continue to be, a priority for the Department of Justice.”
“The success of this case lies with alert citizens who reached out to police when observing criminal behavior which emphasizes the need for strong community relationships,” said St. Croix Falls Police Chief Erin Murphy.
During a traffic stop in June 2018, St. Croix Falls Police found Gonet in possession of more than 60 grams of crystal methamphetamine, as well as more than $2,400 in cash, one pistol, one loaded shotgun, six Tramadol pills with no prescription, and 7.3 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.
The conviction was obtained with assistance from the St. Croix Falls Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Chad Verbeten, with permission from the Polk County District Attorney’s Office. Regional assistant attorneys general, like Verbeten, were funded through 2017 Wisconsin Act 261, to assist district attorneys in prosecuting drug-related offenses.