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Man charged after overdose reaches plea deal with Eau Claire Co. prosecutors

Eau Claire County (WQOW) — An Eau Claire man who was arrested following an overdose has reached a plea deal with Eau Claire County prosecutors.

On December 15, Eau Claire Police officers were called to a home on Ponoma Drive on a report that Neftali Acosta was overdosing on drugs. While trying to determine what drugs he took, an officer found a cooler full of packaged marijuana.

Police obtained a search warrant and went back to the home, where they found 250 grams of packaged marijuana, 12 grams of packaged cocaine and a ledger outlining drug deals.

Acosta pleaded no contest to possession with intent to deliver cocaine and neglecting a child on Friday. The other charges against him were read-in and dismissed. Judge Emily Long sentenced him to three years of probation with a 120 day jail term stayed pending further order from the court.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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