Former Thurston High School coach pleads guilty

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former Thurston High School basketball coach and campus monitor has pleaded guilty to providing a student athlete with a prescription opioid.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) that 29-year-old Jeffrey Braswell, who now lives in California, was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised probation. He will also either serve 20 days in jail or complete an alternative assignment such as work crew for six months.

Braswell pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal to six counts relating to the delivery of hydrocodone.

The 16-year-old student testified Wednesday that the drugs allowed her to participate in sports events without experiencing pain. She said Braswell had told her that the pills were just "stronger ibuprofen."

Braswell will be sentenced to prison if he violates the term of his probation.


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