2018-11-08 / Courts

Schaub sent to prison for meth

A 35-year-old Lake Leelanau man could serve up to 15 years in prison in connection with his drug-related arrest last summer.

Circuit Court Judge Kevin A. Elsenheimer sentenced Jacob O. Schaub Tuesday to 16 to 180 months in state prison.

Schaub pleaded guilty in September to operating a drug lab as an habitual offender.

He was found by deputies asleep behind the wheel of his car in Leland Township on June 28. A search turned up weapons, illegal bills and a loaded syringe and other drug paraphernalia in his possession.

He was arraigned on July 3 on charges of possession of counterfeit money; possession of meth/ecstasy (second offense); and operating while under the influence of a controlled substance (third offense).

Schaub was sentenced to 16 to 180 months in prison after pleading guilty to operating a drug lab and habitual offender, second.

He also pleaded no contest to operating with the presence of a controlled substance and guilty to attempted counterfeiting.

For these charges, he was sentenced to 16 to 60 months to be served concurrently with the above sentence.

Patricia W. Paquette, 35, of 5680 E. Amore Rd. was a bound over to Circuit Court Oct. 16 on charges that she contributed to Schaub’s meth-making operation.

According to court documents, Paquette allegedly purchased pseudoephedrine for Schaub to use in making methamphetamine.

State drug logs indicate that Paquette made more than 60 purchases of pseudoephedrine.

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