Neenah attorney accused of offering drugs as payment for clerical work

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Neenah attorney has been accused of offering drugs in return for clerical work.

David P. Templeton, 51, is charged with a felony heroin delivery charge in Winnebago County.

A confidential informant told Lake Winnebago Area MEG Drug Unit investigators that he had an appointment with Templeton to talk about clerical services at Templeton's legal business. The informant said the payment for those services was "expected to be in the form of methamphetamine," the criminal complaint states.

On Aug. 2, the confidential informant met up with Templeton at a Menasha gas station, where Templeton was "drinking a beer and playing gaming machines," according to the criminal complaint.

The informant told investigators he talked with Templeton about work. According to the criminal complaint, the two went outside and Templeton pulled a foil bindle out of his wallet and handed it to the informant. Templeton said, "Don't worry, I'll get more later," the informant said.

The informant handed over the foil packet to the drug investigators. The criminal complaint said it was identified as .2 grams of heroin.

On Aug. 8, investigators found Templeton at the same gas station. Police saw him "playing a gamling machine with a Natural Light beer next to him," according to the criminal complaint.

Templeton was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

The court has set a $1,000 signature bond and ordered Templeton to maintain absolute sobriety.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31.

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