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Former elementary principal Lund agrees to plea deal ahead of drug trial


ANTIGO, WI (WTAQ) - Former Antigo football coach and elementary principal John Lund has made a last-minute plea deal to settle his drug dealing case.

Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke said a trial that was set for Tuesday is off – and instead, the 48-year-old Lund will enter new pleas and a date for his sentencing will be set.

The plea hearing is set for 9 a.m. in Antigo.

Lund is currently charged with 7 felony counts of manufacturing and selling marijuana, and maintaining a drug trafficking place. He was accused of helping to sell pot to teachers in Antigo and Merrill.

Lund resigned after he was first charged about a year ago. Authorities said the school business was part of a larger drug ring between Wausau and Bass Lake which also sold cocaine.

At least 15 people have been charged, mostly teachers who used marijuana supplied by former assistant football Scot Peterson. Most teachers have settled their cases with deferred prosecution agreements. Peterson is the only one getting jail time so far, with a six-month sentence.

Only four others still face charges, including John Hunter of Antigo – who’s charged with 50 counts of manufacturing and selling both marijuana and cocaine.