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Wauwatosa Man Accused of Supplying Drugs in Overdose Death

Investigation of the death of a Fredonia man led deputies to seek warrants charging 30-year-old Tosa man as his supplier.

A Wauwatosa man has been arrested on warrants charging him with homicide in the drug overdose death of a Fredonia resident, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Mack E. Scott, 30, of Wauwatosa is facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide, conspiracy to deliver heroin and cocaine, and delivery of heroin and cocaine, the sheriff's office said in a press release.

Scott was arrested Tuesday in Wauwatosa on a criminal complaint and multiple warrants following an investigation of the death of 26-year-old Tyler Bares of Fredonia, a sheriff's office spokesman said. The criminal complaint was not yet available, pending a formal charging hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

On May 9, Ozaukee sheriff’s deputies and detectives were called to a Fredonia residence where they found Bares dead. An autospy and evidence at the scene showed he died of an overdose of heroin and/or cocaine.

Members of the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau and Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force immediately initiated an investigation, the release said, that led them to Scott.

With charging warrants in hand, and enlisting the aid of the Wauwatosa Police Department, law officers moved in Tuesday and arrested him.

Details of the investigation will follow when the criminal complaint against Scott is available.

Scott is being charged under what is called the "Len Bias law," after the University of Maryland basketball star who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986.

A number of federal laws were passed, many of them then adopted by states, including Wisconsin, holding suppliers of drugs criminally accountable for death or injury to those who use them.

Larry smith June 12, 2013 at 12:13 PM
That's what he gets karma is real
Larry smith June 12, 2013 at 12:14 PM
I'm glad he got locked up hope he gets 50 yrs feel sorry for his kids other then that hope they throw the book at him
Mike Hampton June 18, 2013 at 04:18 AM
Smh ppl are stupid no he is not an addict for od but he is for bein a user constantly he's high on every Facebook picture long sleeve shirts covering needle marks dated years ago please don't be naive
Mike Hampton June 18, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Where were all the people who have Tyler's back now when he was using...
keke June 27, 2013 at 03:03 AM
God is real

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