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Wausau man sentenced to eight years in prison for meth possession

(WAOW) — A Wausau man will spend the better part of the next decade behind bars.

According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Jake Jones, 28, was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to meth possession with intent to distribute in court Thursday.

Per the release, Jones was stopped on November 18, 2018 for a traffic violation in Mosinee. Jones provided officials with a false name before attempting to escape in his vehicle at speeds over 100 miles per hour, the release said.

Jones crashed the vehicle before continuing his escape attempt on foot, per the release. It adds that Jones was eventually arrested while possessing approximately 420 grams of meth.

The release also states an investigation revealed Jones’ attempt to buy three pounds of meth, which he planned to distribute in Wausau. According to the release, however, he was only able to buy one pound.

This is Jones’ fourth felony drug trafficking offense, per the release.

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