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Man pleads guilty, sentenced for manslaughter in Cottage Grove woman’s overdose

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A Cottage Grove man was sentenced Friday to 57 months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter following the December death of his 20-year-old friend.


Adam D. Wickard, 20, gave up his right to a pre-sentence investigation and was sentenced immediately in connection with the methadone overdose of Cottage Grove resident Priscilla C. Friest.

Washington County District Court Judge Tad Jude presided over the case.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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