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Teenager nearly dies after taking prescription drugs; man arrested

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HAZEL GREEN, WISCONSIN (KWWL) -- On Wednesday morning, a 16-year-old Cuba City youth was found in their bedroom not breathing, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

Emergency responders took the youth to Southwest Health Center in Platteville and he regained consciousness.  Investigators say the teen had taken prescription drugs the night before.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities arrested 52-year-old Robert Schwartz of Hazel Green and charged him with Delivery of Schedule I or II Narcotics, Distribution to Minors.  He is also charged with Manufacture or Deliver Prescription Drugs.

He faces up to 21 years in prison and $60,000 in penalties between the two charges.

On Friday, Schwartz was released on a $500 bond.  The preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 1st.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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