A Chippewa Falls man is going to prison in connection with a child neglect case.
Andrew Premo's wife told police she came home in August to find him passed out on the floor, and no one watching her children. A short time later her 6-year old started staggering, and throwing up. The boy said he had eaten one of "daddy's candies" that he found on the floor. Police say Premo admitted taking some Lorazepam, but was unaware the child had eaten one. The woman said 30 pills were missing since the day before.
Premo was sentenced last week to 5 years in prison for child neglect, and for violating probation from an earlier burglary and arson conviction.