WAUSAU — One of two people arrested in August with a significant amount of heroin will spend the next 2 1/2 years in prison, after he was sentenced Thursday on drug charges.
Natasha Eldridge, 34, and James Jones, 30, were arrested in August after witnesses reported seeing an unusual number of people coming and going from their Wausau hotel room. Witnesses also noticed a back door of the hotel had repeatedly been wedged open, police said.
Police searched their room and found about 10 grams of heroin, or enough for about 200 doses, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators also recovered about 1.72 grams of methamphetamine in the room.
As part of a plea agreement, Jones was convicted this week of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine. Charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed under the agreement.
Circuit Judge Mike Moran also ordered Jones to spend four years on extended supervision after his release from prison.
Eldridge in October was sentenced to three years in prison after she was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and of manufacturing or delivering amphetamine as a repeat offender, court records show.