Court saga ends for man charged with meth possession Character witnesses emphasize local business owner’s kindness and resilience.

A seven-month saga came to a close for a Jackson man charged with possession of methamphetamine during a hearing Thursday in Teton County District Court.

During the hearing, six witnesses testified to the kind character of local business owner William “Ian” Whipple, 53, who signed a June 30 plea agreement pleading no contest to two charges, both felony possession of a controlled substance.

Judge Marvin Tyler of the 9th Judicial District, Sublette County, sided with Whipple’s public defender, Elisabeth Trefonas, sentencing Whipple to three years of supervised probation.