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Local woman gets 144-month sentence


A harsh penalty was served on a Goldendale woman Tuesday, when Superior Court Judge Randall Krog sentenced Windy Anne Schatz to 144 months in prison. Schatz had waived her right to a jury trial.

Schatz was found guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, with an enhancement for being within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop, and Delivery of Methamphetamine. Both charges occurred on Feb. 23.

Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel had sought the maximum penalty in light of the severity of the charges in close proximity to a school bus stop and because of the defendant’s extensive criminal history. Schatz has 12 prior felony convictions in all, and her sentence could have ranged between 84 to 144 months.

“I am thankful that the judge imposed the maximum in this case, 144 months,” Quesnel said in a statement. “I believe this is a fair and just result and will protect our community from the criminal acts of this woman for years to come. I want to thank the Goldendale Police Department and Chief Reggie Bartkowski for all of their hard work. I also wish to thank [Deputy Prosecuting Attorney] Alvin Guzman for his handling of the case and his good trial work holding this drug dealer accountable.”


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