Neenah attorney found guilty of delivering heroin

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Neenah attorney accused of offering drugs in return for clerical work was found guilty Tuesday of delivering heroin.

David P. Templeton, 52, pleaded no contest to the felony charge in Winnebago County court.

A special prosecutor from the state attorney general's office was assigned to prosecute the case. Templeton was familiar in local courts as an attorney.

He'll be sentenced on May 18. The maximum punishment is 12 1/2 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

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."

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."

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

The informant handed over the foil packet to the drug investigators, who determined it contained .2 grams of heroin.

On Aug. 8, investigators found Templeton at the same gas station, playing on a gaming machine with a beer next to him, and arrested him.

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