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Three people are being charged in four separate drug cases in Antelope County District Court and appeared on Wednesday morning.
Peggy Schrader appeared in court before judge Mark Johnson for arraignment with her attorney Gregory Jensen. She is facing five separate charges.
1. Possession of Methamphetamine, Class IV Felony
2. Driving Under the Influence, Class W Misdemeanor
3. Possession of Marijuana, Infraction
4. Driving without a License, Class III Misdemeanor
5. Speeding (82 MPH in a 60 MPH zone), Infraction
Schrader pled not guilty to all five charges. Jury Trial is scheduled for counts 1, 2, and 4 on March 14 with Pretrial on February 24. Trial to the court will be held immediately following the jury trial on the infractions of count 3 and 5.
Nicholas Mook appeared for arraignment with his attorney Brad Montag in two separate case.
In the first case he is facing one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class IV Felony to which he pled not guilty. Trial was set for January 19 and Pretrial December 16.
In the second case he is facing three charges of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Class II Felony. This is punishable by a maximum of 50 years imprisonment and a minimum of one year.
Mook pled not guilty to all three charges and his jury trial was set for March 14 and Pretrial for February 24.
Sonia Frear appeared in district court with hear attorney Mark Klein. She pled guilty to one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, Class IV Felony.
A plea agreement had been decided that if she pled guilty, there would be no further charges and the state would recommend probation.
Frear said she was pulled over on June 9 after driving erratically on the highway. Antelope County attorney Joe Abler said methamphetamine residue was found in her vehicle at that time. Frear said that she is currently in treatment and facing similar charges in Madison County.
Her sentencing was scheduled for January 27.
In other cases, Douglas Carpenter appeared with his lawyer Ron Temple for sentencing. Temple asked for a continuance after his client had written letters that Temple said reflected on his mental health. He is requesting an evaluation from Carpenter's therapist before proceeding.
Julie Lierman was not present but was represented by her lawyer Mark Klein. Her Pretrial was continued for December 16.