APPLETON, Wis. – A Kaukauna man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for his role in four heroin overdoses, including one that was fatal.
Leslie A. Brown was sentenced by Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Mitchell Metropulos to 15 years in prison and ten years of extended supervision for First Degree Reckless Homicide.
Brown pleaded no contest on March 11, 2019 and was sentenced on May 20, according to a news release from Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office.
In late 2015, the Fox Valley Metro Police Department, Kaukauna Police Department and Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit (LWAM) jointly investigated three heroin and/or fentanyl overdose saves and one heroin and fentanyl overdose death in the area.
Investigators identified Brown as the source of drugs for all four victims, and undercover investigators executed an operation to purchase heroin from Brown, according to a news release.
Following the undercover investigation, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Brown’s residence in Kaukauna.
Investigators located 11.3 grams of heroin/fentanyl and 3.5 grams of marijuana.
“As this case shows, the Wisconsin criminal justice system will not go easy on drug dealers preying on those struggling with addiction,” Kaul said.
District Attorney Melinda Tempelis said, “The opioid crisis continues to have a devastating impact on individuals, children, families and community members throughout our county. The Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office, along with the Department of Justice and our partners in law enforcement remain committed to addressing the sale and delivery of illegal drugs that put our citizens at risk.”