A long-time kindergarten teacher in the Hayward School District, Guy Andrew Mittlestadt, has been charged by Sawyer County authorities with five felony counts of selling cocaine.
In charges filed Thursday, Aug. 8, by the district attorney’s office, Mittlestadt, 46, of 16296W Highway 70, Stone Lake, is charged with four counts of delivering cocaine in amounts between one and five grams and one count of delivering one gram or less of cocaine to confidential law enforcement informants in transactions monitored and controlled by Sawyer County sheriff’s detectives and state Division of Criminal Investigation special agents in October and December, 2018, and March, 2019.
According to the charges, two of the alleged cocaine sales took place in the town of Sand Lake and three alleged sales took place in the village of Stone Lake.
Mittlestadt appeared in Sawyer County Court Aug. 8 with his attorney, Robert Eaton, before Sawyer County Judge John Yackel via video conference. He was placed on a $1,000 cash bond. His initial court appearance is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13.
If convicted, Mittlestadt would face penalties of up to 12 1/2 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine on each of the four charges of selling between one and five grams of cocaine and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison plus a $25,000 fine on the charge of selling one grams or less of cocaine.
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