UPDATE: Lund Sentenced to Spend 3 Months in Jail

UPDATE: 4/11 at 4:16 p.m.

John Lund will have to spend three months in jail and 18 months on probation. Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke says if Lund violates the terms of his probation he could spend 3 1/2 years in prison.

Lund was also sentenced to preform 200 hours of community service. He'll receive an additional hour of credit for every hour he spends at schools.

The District Attorney says the sentence was well presented.

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UPDATE: 4/11 at 3:36 p.m.

A former Antigo elementary school principal and high school football coach convicted in drug ring that gain national attention in fall of 2011, is expected to learn his fate Thursday afternoon.

John Lund's sentencing hearing was excepted to begin at 1:15 p.m. The sentencing is still going on this hour at the Langlade County Courthouse.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 and wsaw.com for the latest on this developing story.

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UPDATE: 2/26 at 3:28 p.m.

The sentencing for the former Antigo elementary school principal and high school football coach has been rescheduled for April 11th.

John Lund, 48, pleaded guilty to one county of manufacturing marijuana after striking a deal with prosecutors earlier this year. Six other felony drug charges were then dropped.

According to court records he was originally set to be sentenced March 6th, however District Attorney Ralph Uttke requested the reschedule due to medical reasons.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 1/15 at 1:23 p.m.

The former Antigo elementary school principal and former High School football coach has pleaded guilty to one count manufacturing THC. Six other similar charges were dismissed during a plea deal with prosecutors, Tuesday in Langlade County Court.

John Lund, 48, is expected to be sentenced March 6. He faces a maximum sentenced of 3 ½ years in prison.

The arrest stems from a drug investigation headed by Lt. Dan Bauknecht of the Langlade County Sheriffs Department that started in August, 2011.

On Nov. 30, 2011 detectives interviewed Lund at Pleasant View Elementary School, where he was principal. Lund was also Principal at West Elementary. Lund, said in the first part of Nov. 2011, his brother-in-law, Bradley Maahs called wanting to know if anyone was looking for marijuana. According to the criminal complaint Lund obtained marijuana from Maahs and gave two bags to Scot Peterson. Lund told police he and Peterson used to “get stuff for each other.”

Peterson, a former Antigo High School football coach and retired special education teacher, was originally charged with 26 drug charges including manufacturing THC. In June, Peterson reached a plea deal and was sentenced to six months in jail, and four years probation.

Lund was place on administrative leave during the investigation and later resigned.

NewsChannel 7 has been closely watching this story for developments. Click the links below to view related articles.

Dec. 7, 2011 Antigo Elementary Principal Placed on Administrative Leave

Dec. 8, 2011 Langlade Co. Sheriff Asks Residents to Be Patient During Investigation

Dec. 16, 2011 Antigo Principal John Lund Still on Administrative Leave


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