ANTIGO, Wisconsin (WAOW) - For the first time we're hearing from a former Antigo teacher involved in a major drug investigation. Scot Peterson was arrested back in November on multiple drug charges. He will serve six months in jail and four years of probation.
Scot Peterson says, "I love my parents more than words can describe. I believe they will tell you that I have been honest and up front with them since the beginning of the investigation."
During a sentencing hearing on Thursday (6/28) the District Attorney told the court the amount of marijuana Peterson distributed was the highest the court has seen in years. But the defense argued Peterson is a valuable member of the community and didn't deserve the maximum punishment.
Ralph Uttke, Langlade Co. District Attorney says, "I thought that the sentence, although it may be a little lenient, is a fair sentence. What's most important is I want people to understand that you cannot sell marijuana, you cannot deliver marijuana, you cannot smoke and use marijuana. It's illegal in the state at this time."
As part of the plea deal, Peterson pleaded guilty to 13 out of 26 felony drug charges. Peterson has 14 days to report to jail.
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