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UPDATE: Lund will stand trial for drug charges


The man at the center of a Langlade County drug investigation will stand trial for felony drug charges. Former Antigo principal and football coach John Lund was in court Thursday.

He faces eight counts of drug-related charges, including maintaining a drug house and making and delivering THC, which is the main ingredient in marijuana.

The main question lawyers wrestled with Thursday was whether the substance Lund admitted to having and delivering to other people was actually THC. Lund's attorney told the judge the state would need an expert witness to determine what the substance actually was. But the prosecuting attorney said if Lund and the others involved in the investigation said it was marijuana, that testimony spoke for itself.

Just one person took the stand, the investigator who interviewed Lund, his brother-in-law Brad Maahs and others who have been charged in connection with this case.

"I think under the circumstances, Mr. Lund reacted normally as a cooperative person," said Langlade County Sheriff's Department investigator Daniel Bauknecht. "Initially withheld certain things, minimized certain things but yes, he was cooperative."

Maahs faces three felony charges in connection with this case. At his latest court appearance earlier this week, Maahs was subpoenaed to come to Thursday's hearing but he did not take the stand.

Lund's attorney said Maahs would plead the 5th if he was asked to testify. Newsline tried to talk to attorneys on both sides of this case but neither wanted to go on camera.

Lund's next court appearance is set for March.



We could learn Thursday if there's enough evidence to send John Lund to trial. His preliminary hearing got underway at 1:30 p.m. in Langlade County court.

Lund recently resigned his positions as an elementary school principal and football coach from the Antigo School District amid a major drug investigation. 

Lund faces eight felony drug charges for allegedly selling marijuana.


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