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Mercer man sentenced to prison



Hurley — A Mercer, Wis., man was sentenced to four years in prison on drug and counterfeiting charges in Iron County Court Thursday.

Anthony J. Hangartner, 27, was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of extended supervision to be served after his release from prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver — a Class E felony in Wisconsin.

He was also sentenced to two years in prison and one year extended supervision for one count of forgery.

In a related case, Hangartner was also sentenced two years of prison and one year of extended supervision for felony bail jumping.

The sentences will be served concurrently.

He pleaded no contest to the three charges. Three other charges related to forgery and a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license were dismissed at sentencing, according to online court records.

Hangartner received jail credit of 226 days for time served in the Iron County Jail prior to sentencing.

The case against Hangartner began last December.

According to the criminal complaint brought against him in January, he — using the alias Tobias Jameson — was identified as a meth supplier to the area.

Iron County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Paul Samardich also received information Hangartner had tried to sell counterfeit money. He was then contacted by a police officer from Clintonville, Wis.

“(The officer) informed Lt. Samardich that they were working on a counterfeiting case in their jurisdiction and had executed a search warrant on a residence and had interviewed several suspects. Some of the information obtained was that Hangartner was printing the counterfeit money in Mercer, Wis., and bringing it to the Clintonville area,” the complaint reads.

Hangartner was also connected to an attempt to use counterfeit money at the Ironwood Walmart, according to the complaint.

The information was used to search Hangartner’s mobile home, where numerous sheets of printed counterfeit currency were found, as well as supplies to make both counterfeit money and meth.

Meth was also found on Hangartner when he was searched at the Iron County Jail.

Further searches in the case turned up additional counterfeit currency.

A co-defendant in the case, Candice A. Campbell, 35, is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24 on forgery and drug charges.


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