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Man Caught With Cocaine After Getting Stuck in a Bush Sentenced in Eau Claire County Court

Monday, August 15th, 2022 -- 11:01 AM

(AP) A man arrested after getting stuck in a bush with a bag of cocaine was sentenced in Eau Claire County Court.

According to the Eau Claire Police Department, on Christmas morning last year, an officer noticed a vehicle with a burned-out tail light make an improper turn. After a chase the vehicle stopped and David Lunde and another man got out and fled on foot.

Lunde jumped into a bush and couldn’t get out. An officer had to pull him free and found a bag containing 25 grams of cocaine in Lunde’s pocket. Lunde pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Two other charges were dismissed and read in. Lunde was sentenced to 5 years of probation with a condition of 180 days of jail time.

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