Lawrence man gets probation for giving drugs to teenager
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 56-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to three years of probation for giving a teenager drugs that nearly killed him.
Dana Wingert pleaded no contest Wednesday to seven charges, including two counts of endangering a child. He had previously pleaded not guilty and was scheduled to go to trial in October.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports a police affidavit says the boy and his 16-year-old friend passed out from a cocktail of drugs and alcohol they took at Wingert’s home on April 21. Police were able to revive the 16-year-old but the 15-year-old was taken to a hospital in critical condition and placed on life support.
Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to the Douglas County district attorney, said Thursday she could not update the boy’s condition.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com