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Former Antigo teacher sentenced in drug investigation

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LANGLADE COUNTY (WAOW) -

A former Antigo teacher and assistant football coach has been sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a drug ring.

Scot Peterson, 55, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to 13 of 26 felony drug charges he faced. He was arrested back in November.

"I thought that the sentence, although it may be a little lenient, is a fair sentence," said Ralph Uttke, Langlade County district attorney. "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."

During the hearing, Uttke told the court the amount of marijuana Peterson distributed was the highest amount the court has seen in years.

The defense argued Peterson is a valuable member of the community and didn't deserve the maximum punishment.

At the hearing, Peterson addressed the court for the first time. He said he was sorry for his actions and apologized to the community and his family.

"I love my parents more than words can describe," said Peterson. "I believe they will tell you that I have been honest and upfront with them since the beginning of the investigation."

Peterson has 14 days to report to jail. After he gets out, he will be on probation for four years. If he successfully completes his probation, three remaining charges will be dismissed.

Several other people face charges in this same drug investigation. Those cases are being handled separately, Uttke said.

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