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UPDATE: Wausau Cocaine Dealer Gets 1 Year Jail

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 2:14 PM, April 1, 2014

A 20-year-old Wausau man will spend more than one year in jail followed by 7 ½ years on probation.

Joshua King pleaded guilty to four counts including delivering cocaine. As result, three other charges were dismissed but considered during sentencing.

Prosecutors say King sold cocaine to an informant on three occasions.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 10:15 AM, Mar 31, 2014

A 20-year-old suspected cocaine dealer charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, two counts of delivering cocaine, two counts possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing of THC is expected to reach a plea deal Tuesday, and will avoid a jury trial.

Investigators say Joshua King, of Wausau, is accused of selling cocaine to an informant on three occasions.

According to the confidential informant, King and another man who has not yet been charged, would pick up cocaine in Minnesota and sell it in Wausau.

On Jan. 21, officers were made aware that King would be traveling to Minnesota to pick up cocaine. King was stopped on Highway 29 near Abbotsford.

According to the criminal complaint, detectives located a large amount of cash, a glass pipe, and marijuana.

King is behind bars on a $5,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors have also file charges against Rayco Richardson. Richardson is expected to be charged with two counts of delivering cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and three counts of bail jumping.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. A physical description and booking photo are not available.

If you see Richardson, contact the Marathon County Sheriff's Department at (715) 261- 1200.


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