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River Falls Journal
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A River Falls businessman found guilty of providing the morphine that led to another man's death was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in the Pierce County Jail.

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Hardy White III, 43, N8463 1090th St., was also placed on probation for three years. Conditions of probation include staying sober; not entering any bar or tavern; not associating with known drug dealers; and paying court costs of about $300. He will be allowed work-release privileges during the jail term.

White, co-owner of Bubba's Fried Chicken in downtown River Falls, was first charged with one count of first-degree reckless homicide/ delivering drugs and one count of possession with intent to deliver narcotics in the Oct. 4, 2010, death of Jack Jenkins, 25, River Falls.

As a result of a plea agreement, on Nov. 14 the homicide charge was dismissed but retained as a "read-in" for sentencing. White was found guilty of the lesser charge.

For more, please read the Jan. 26 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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