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UPDATE: Some charges could be reduced in Antigo drug case

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MERRILL (WAOW) -

Jay Peterson and Peter Miller have each entered a no contest plea to a charge of possession of THC.  

During plea hearings on July 17, deferred judgement was set for one year.  If each man successfully completes one year with cooperation during testimony and no crimes to the degree of being charged, the THC possession charge will be amended to a disorderly conduct.

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The Merrill School Board has fired a middle school teacher and coach after an investigation conducted by the district.

In a news release, the district's legal counsel said Jay Peterson has been terminated "for his conduct involving the use and possession of marijuana and his failure to respond truthfully to inquiries from the Administration during the course of its investigation."

Peterson has been charged with possessing the main ingredient found in marijuana. He has pleaded not guilty.

Peterson is one of several educators from Langlade and Lincoln Counties at the center of a major drug investigation.

Miller was an at-will employee in Merrill and administrators say they have not asked him to work.  He's also the Blue Jays' former athletic director.

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