An Eau Claire man will spend two years in prison for possessing methamphetamine and exposing his young children to the drug.
Lamont T. Goss, 24, 1422 Woodland Ave., pleaded guilty recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of possession of meth and a misdemeanor count of child neglect.
Two additional counts of child neglect were dismissed.
Judge Michael Schumacher ordered Goss to spend three years on extended supervision following his release from prison. He was fined $1,489. Goss’ sentence includes an unrelated felony conviction for burglary.
According to the criminal complaint:
A state Department of Corrections agent asked an Eau Claire police officer to accompany her for a Sept. 19 home visit with Goss, who was on probation.
Inside a basket in Goss’ bedroom, authorities found a large amount of unused syringes with capped needles. One needle was exposed without a cap. Ten plastic bags in the bedroom contained traces of meth.
Authorities learned Goss’s four children, between the ages of 8 and 1, were living at the residence. Hair follicle samples were taken of each of the four children. Three of the children tested positive for the presence of meth.
Goss admitted he uses meth in the home, but he “never does it around the kids.”
Goss was prosecuted as a repeat offender. He was convicted of a felony count of burglary in October 2015 in Jackson County.
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