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February 26, 2020

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Drug case against St. Germain man progresses

Jamie Taylor
River News Reporter

A 59-year-old St. Germain man facing four drug-related felony charges had a pre-trial conference Tuesday at which time attorneys on both sides of the case told Oneida County Circuit Judge Patrick O'Melia that they have yet to reach a plea agreement.

Bradley F. Noble is facing one count of manufacturer or delivery of heroin <3 grams, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession with intent to deliver narcotic drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The criminal complaint alleges that when an Oneida County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Noble was driving on Aug. 12, 2019, a search turned up sizable quantities of heroin and fentanyl, cocaine, oxycodone, a digital scale and numerous items that showed they had been used for the consumption of various drugs.

Noble was pulled over because a deputy recognized him, ran a check and discovered his driving privileges were suspended and he had an active arrest warrant out of Vilas County.

He was charged two days later.

The original criminal complaint also included a detailed account of the Feb. 22, 2018 death of Wesley F. Hoeft, who allegedly died as a result of heroin he ingested that was allegedly provided by Noble. This was the basis of a charge of reckless homicide that was later dismissed in an amended complaint filed Oct. 31.

Noble entered not guilty pleas to all of the charges at arraignment Nov. 18.

At Tuesday's hearing, Noble's court-appointed attorneys Jessica Phelps and Katena Roberts-Turner said they had not yet received a plea offer from assistant district attorney Jillian Pfeifer.

Pfeifer told the judge she was having trouble getting all discovery to the defense team, but would give it to them on a thumb drive before they left the courthouse that day.

O'Melia set another pre-trial conference for Feb. 11, indicating he would most likely schedule the matter for trial at that time if a plea agreement is not reached.

Noble remains in the Oneida County Jail on $20,000 cash bond.

Jamie Taylor may be reached via email at

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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Article comment by: don bettiga

cop can run ur license plate without stopping anyone and from a long distance to find out everything about anyone

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