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Eau Claire man gets 15 years' prison for selling meth

An Eau Claire man will spend 15 years in prison for selling methamphetamine to a confidential police informant.

Douglas J. Richer, 53, 846 Morningside Drive, was sentenced recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of possession of meth with intent to deliver.

Judge Shaughnessy Murphy ordered Richer to spend 15 years on extended supervision following his release from prison. He was fined $518.

As conditions of supervision, Richer cannot have contact with known drug dealers or users.

According to the criminal complaint:

A confidential police informant, who previously had bought meth from Richer at his residence, set up a controlled buy of the drug from Richer on July 11, 2016.

The transaction had not taken place because Richer was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 94. Richer was observed throwing items out of the driver’s side window, and some of the items were meth.

After executing a search warrant, authorities found more than 1 pound of meth at Richer’s residence.

Richer was prosecuted as a repeat offender. He was convicted of felony counts of prescription drug delivery and amphetamine delivery in 2011 and 2009, respectively, in Eau Claire County.

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