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State attorney dismisses case against Osceola HS educator

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The state attorney has decided not to follow through on charging an Osceola high school athletic director.

Instead, the state attorney has filed the paperwork to clear the man’s name.

Matthew Milton was accused of setting up a deal where an undercover cop bought marijuana.

Despite the paperwork saying the case is not suitable for prosecution and the state attorney saying the case had insufficient evidence, the St. Cloud police Chief said Thursday that given the same situation, his department would make the same arrest.

“This gentleman approached an undercover officer, knowingly introduced and made phone calls, acting as a middleman in various drug transactions,” said Pete Gauntlett.

Milton was arrested in June just after the school year ended.

Milton’s attorney said he is not surprised the case was dismissed.

“There was never any evidence that my client was involved in any kind of drug deal. My client doesn’t use drugs. He’s never used drugs,” said attorney David Bigney.

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