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Hole pleads guilty to a lesser charge

By David Hotle | Jul 24, 2013

Brianna Kay Hole, 23, the passenger in the car stopped on Washington square on Dec. 5, 2012 with an active meth lab, pleaded guilty May 29 to conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and/or possess with intent to deliver methamphetamine in an amount less than five grams.

According to a deferred judgment order filed in the Washington County Clerk of Court’s Office on July 15, Hole is being placed on probation for a period of five years. She has been ordered to pay restitution to the City of Washington in the amount of $435, court costs, and court-appointed attorneys fees in the amount of $600. She is also ordered to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

“Upon fulfillment of the conditions of probation and payment of the obligations ordered herein, the defendant shall be discharged from probation without entry of judgment,” the order says.

The charge is a lesser charge than the conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine charge Hole was originally charged with. After the arrest, county attorney Larry Brock said that the charge could have been a Class B or Class C felony, depending on the amount of meth found. A Class B felony could have brought up to 50 years in prison. A Class C felony could have brought up to 10 years in prison.

Shortly after noon on Dec. 5, 2012, officers working with the Washington/Louisa Drug Task Force, the Muscatine County Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement pulled over a vehicle in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington — in front of the Washington Public Library — as part of a case they were investigating. Goodman said that Kyle Boileau, 26, and Hole were in the vehicle. He said as officers approached they reported discovering an active meth lab sitting on Boileau’s lap.

The area was contained. Washington Fire Department and Washington County Ambulance responded to assist with decontamination of Boileau and Hole at the scene.

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