- The man accused of being the main supplier in the Antigo-Merrill school teacher drug bust has been caught.
Newswatch 12 has been following the drug case involving several former Antigo and Merrill school teachers since January.
More than a dozen people have been accused including former head Antigo High School football coach John Lund and former Antigo assistant football coach Scot Peterson.
Peterson has already been found guilty and Lund has a trial date set for later this year.
Tuesday, the man accused of being the main supplier in this case appeared in court.
John Hunter is accused of selling more than $100,000 of marijuana and more than $10,000 of cocaine.
The 34-year-old Antigo man is charged with 50 felony counts for selling those drugs.
Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening, said "Certainly for our area we believe this is a significant narcotics operation that we've been involved in during this investigation."
Police told Newswatch 12 this has been an on-going investigation dating back to September of last year.
According to the criminal complaint Scot Peterson told detectives he has been buying marijuana from Hunter for the last five years.
Hunter told investigators he would deliver 4 to 8 ounces of marijuana at a scheduled time to Petersonís house.
The amount of each drug varied depending on how many people would split the purchase.
"From the southern part of the state our evidence indicates that Mr. Hunter was responsible for supplying a great deal of that to our area," said Greening.
Hunter was arrested Friday in Langlade County.
He made his initial appearance in court this afternoon.
Even though Hunter is accused of taking the drugs across county lines, he has only been charged in Langlade County.
Sheriff Greening told me they expect to make more arrests in connection to this case.