Two more area men arrested as a part of a joint investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine were sentenced to prison by a U.S. District Judge in Madison.
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, made the announcement that Jake Barttelt, 30, Wausau, was sentenced to 5 ???????½ years in federal prison without the possibility of parole on Oct. 26 for the manufacturing methamphetamine. Shawn Ably, 30, Two Rivers, was sentenced Oct. 18 to six years in federal prison without the possibility of parole for conspiring with Barttelt and others to possess pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine from January 2008 through August 2009.
Both men were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley. Barttelt pleaded guilty to the manufacturing charge on Aug. 11 and Ably pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on Aug. 13. Ably and Barttelt admitted that they had been involved with others in obtaining ingredients, such as pseudoephedrine pills and anhydrous ammonia, for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine in Lincoln and Marathon counties during 2009. Another man involved in the activity with Barttelt, Daniel Bohman, pleaded guilty on Aug. 13 to manufacturing methamphetamine in 2009. He will be sentenced by Judge Conley on Nov. 3.