A former Antigo football coach and elementary principal will spend three months in jail and 18 months on probation for selling marijuana to teachers.
At the sentencing hearing Thursday, Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke said the 48-year-old John Lund admitted smoking pot since he was 16. The DA said educators and school coaches are role models, and they need to lead by example.
Lund apologized, while his attorney argued the public would not be protected by giving his client more punishment.
Lund resigned as principal soon after he was charged in January of 2012. He struck a plea deal before going on trial, which resulted in a conviction on a single count of manufacturing marijuana with the intent to sell. Six other charges were dropped.
Authorities say Lund ran a business selling pot to teachers in Antigo and Merrill. The operation was part of a larger drug ring, which also sold cocaine. Fifteen people were charged. Most of them were teachers who reached deferred prosecution agreements for using marijuana.