Hansen pleads guilty to drug possession, intent to deliver

CLINTON — A Clinton man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony drug charge.

Jack D.U. Hansen, 42, 616 Sixth Ave. South, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, namely methamphetamine, a Class C felony. The plea is an open plea.

The plea agreement says the State will recommend a 10-year prison sentence and the minimum fine, surcharges, costs and attorney fees. The mandatory minimum will not apply to the offense. Hansen will be responsible for restitution resulting from all counts alleged in the trial information.

The State at sentencing will dismiss one count of failure to affix tax stamp, a Class D felony, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, namely marijuana, second offense, a serious misdemeanor, with costs assessed to Hansen. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 18.

According to the affidavit, at 3 p.m. Jan. 4, the Clinton Police Department SCATT and patrol executed a search warrant at Hansen's residence. The search warrant was related to drug activity at the residence and two of its occupants, one of which was Hansen. Officers upon entry encountered six subjects, all known to be involved with drug use. Hansen was separated from other parties and was provided a Miranda warning. He admitted to marijuana and methamphetamine use.

Officers located within Hansen's wallet a small plastic bag containing 1.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine and two baggies of raw marijuana weighing just over one gram together. Numerous syringes were located throughout the room, three of which were loaded.

The affidavit states that in a separate room officers located four plastic bags containing a combined 45.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, one plastic bag containing approximately 9 grams of false methamphetamine, one plastic bag containing approximately 2.4 grams of raw marijuana, numerous syringes on the coffee table, floor and seats, one of which was loaded, numerous empty/unused plastic bags, which matched the bags found with controlled substances, two digital scales with residue on the faces and various instruments of drug use.