Local women face felony drug charges in Florence County Circuit Court

Bobbie Samme’

Cynthia L. Nelson, 40, of Florence, appeared by video teleconference and pled not guilty in Florence County court on Tuesday. Her attorney, Henry McRoberts, was present in the courtroom.

Charged with two felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs, one felony count of possession of cocaine, second and subsequent offense, and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and an illegally obtained prescription, Nelson faces 12 years’ imprisonment and $31,000 in fines.

According to a criminal complaint, on Jan. 6 Nelson, who is currently on felony probation for possession of narcotic drugs in Florence and Green Lake counties, was observed to be under the influence of drugs at the Forest Motel in Florence.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.