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.