Washington Evening Journal
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Jacob Hansel, 36, of Martelle was found guilty by a Washington County jury on Wednesday of possession with intent to deliver (a Class B felony) and failure to affix a drug tax stamp (a Class D felony).
The charges stemmed from an encounter between Hansel and a Washington County sheriff’s deputy at the Riverside Kum & Go at 3 a.m., Oct. 1, 2019.
Hansel was wanted on a warrant, and after being arrested, law enforcement discovered Hansel possessed more than 27 grams of methamphetamine, $1,177 in cash, small baggies typically used for selling methamphetamine and a digital scale.
“I cannot say enough good things about how law enforcement conducted themselves in this investigation,” Washington County Attorney John Gish said after the verdict. “The experts in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office do a lot to protect the community, and getting meth dealers and their product off the streets does exactly that.”
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 10, where Hansel may face up to 30 years in prison.