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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.

keke May 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM
That's my brother he is all i have. I don't beleave he did this check out his background. He's a good man that loves his kids and family. He is a realistate agent. Love you bro i got your back. Love your big sis
Missy May 23, 2013 at 02:06 AM
We love you more than you ever know baby. You are the best man and father in the whole world to your kids. We are praying for you and we miss you already. Love your family.
Missy May 23, 2013 at 02:09 AM
Keke we gone be strong and get through this love you bestfriend
keke May 23, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Love you to sis
james johnson May 23, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Damn mack bro im pissed u jammed up on this bullshit .
keke May 23, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Thats my uncle he all i have thats like my dad. i see what you be telling me now.. im gone go to school and do what i have to and make you proud of me but hold your head up... TT Keep your head up. By Manny
keke May 23, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Kanye ilove you uncle packy
Lex Parsimoniae May 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM
So, from the follow up comments, I can either conclude that A: Innocent upstanding citizen is being framed in the drug related death of dirtbag. B: Drug dealing parasite is responsible for uncalled for death of innocent upstanding citizen; purely for profit. Or C: Dirtbag A provided (nee, sold) a desired substance to dirtbag B, who unfortunately underestimated the cut rate and perished. All things considered, I think I'll stick with scenario C.
lil jay May 23, 2013 at 03:49 PM
unfortunately some one is dead but just well that some one chose 2 die when he put that needle in his arm no one forced him 2 do it and also charging mack wit murder is charging the gun manufacturer with murder for the child who deside 2 blow his head off because its tired of life.the man must have had this problem for awhile and where were these love ones then . god said those with out shell cast the first stone and may the lord have mercy on your soul .cuz i love u and me n the fam is preying for you
natasha May 23, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Amen, 'ambares' Tyler is an amazing person and did not deserve this.... these drugs are illegal for a reason! These drugs don't belong on this planet! As for Mack, he chose the illegal lifestyle of supplying drugs and he should face the outcome! If Mack would not have sold them Tyler would still be here. Let this be a harsh lesson to drug dealers out there... you 'products' don't do anything but harm people so keep them away or face the consequences!
keke May 23, 2013 at 06:58 PM
To both of you chicks i understand that your fam is gone. We don't know if he was the one who gave it to him. The fact is he was a user ya'll should have got him some help. My bro is a good man. When it comes to low life you think of who brought this drug in the country. There are to sides to every story and there is 2 people who lost there's. His big sister i will always have your back see ya'll in court.
Mike Hampton May 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Didn't nobody put a gun to his head and force him to use ... Lets wake up
Jim Price May 24, 2013 at 05:05 AM
I do not mind at all having the families and friends of both the deceased and the accused commenting – in fact, I welcome it. But everyone will have to keep it clean. You know what I mean. Say what you have to say but lose the foul language, or your comments will be deleted, as a couple have already. Thanks to those who have kept it clean and straightforward. Mr. Bares' death is a tragedy unto itself. Mr. Scott is accused but is innocent unless proved guilty.
Q Dubbski Off Hampton May 24, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Key in on that word addict if you knew he was an addict why not address the problem where was the intervention where was the love at then cause you knew he was doing drugs and a drug that could possibly take his life now that hes gone someone is a monster for his death I consider that to be naive its very easy to place blame then it is for 1 to own up to there own mishaps at tje end of the day it was Tylers decision to do those drugs not yours so you do not have the right judge or point fingers because clearly yall knew of this and turned your back
Mike Hampton May 25, 2013 at 05:51 PM
The man that called the police when Tyler overdosed is the fake friend and evil person that supplied this drug to Tyler that can and will be proven. Sencond I have lost love ones to drugs and never will or have I got mad or inquired bout THA dealer the deceased drug abusing person is at fault he knew what was the risk he 26 I'm 25 we here and read these things no one came to him and said here do this and this amount or ill shoot u... No one force me to smokes cigarettes and I see the truth commercials daily... And u have to do a whole lot of heroin to overdose especially when u an avid user and abuser and also Bein enabled by so called family and fake friends who now care sense he died by choice he made...!! So to the other user who placed the police call and tried framing Mack please stand up before u be pointed out like all who will be for any parasite or derogatory comments aimed At my brother
Kelly B. May 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Seems like people want to make Mr.Scott out to be the monster who caused Tylers death. But I guess it's only right to place blame on somebody (RIGHT)? Isn't it funny how we are quick to say we loved someone or they didn't deserve something after the fact that they died. But where was you when he needed help and treatment...(A)-did you turn your back on him? (B)- did you get high with him and or help supply the drugs to him which means telling him where to go get the drugs from? or (C)- Did you just ignore the fact that he was an addict and was going to get high/ a fix by any means? So which part did you help play in tyles death and if so are you a monster or lowlife as (ambares) wrote a couple days ago but now her comment is deleted. tyler now that heroin was a bad drug and continued to use it him and his friends. So to me tylers friends and family are just as bad as the accuser they all played a part, so should they go to jail for that???? I thinking your going to say NO but the truth is the truth and sometimes it hurts. Seems like he was around a whole lot of fake loving people that helped contribute.I wish he could of got some help or treatment.So we have lost 2 people here and I'm sure Mack was an amazing person and his family loved him too.
Missy May 27, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Mack is a very good person, the best dad ever to his kids and many other kids he coaches and keeps on track ,he is far from a monster he is a family man who unfortunately is caught up in this terrible situation. His kids misses him soooo much his baby girl cry for him every night and morning his son is very sad also they miss him taking them to school and daycare every morning we are praying that he is back with his family that loves and misses him soon.
Trish May 29, 2013 at 03:43 PM
So let me get this straight....scum of the earth drug dealer crawls out from under his rock to get kids using harmful drugs because he is too incompetent and inept to get a REAL paying job...and the KIDS are to blame??? WOW...you really are a bunch of uneducated monkeys! oh and "Keke", you may have Scott Mack's back, but DO NOT underestimate the love Ozaukee County has for one of their own. Ozaukee County has TY'S BACK....so PLEASE keep your uneducated ghetto trash in your own neighborhood. Oh and one more thing...please do get a D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y, BECAUSE YOUR GRAMMAR SUCKS. FYI "Missy" prayers won't help the devil. See you all in court.
Marco May 29, 2013 at 03:56 PM
You're so socially backwards to believe that your drug dealing family member is to be recused of guilt, you have no sense of propriety and you have the savoir faire of deranged hyenas by likening a man going to prison to that of the deceased, furthermore, you impugn his family? Allow me to *accurately* quote the bible as it says, "judge not lest ye be judged," and you have so obviously done that. Perhaps you close yourselves off because you have more welfare checks than you do personal friends, so you blame society and everyone else for everything wrong in your lives. There's a reason why he has had numerous arrests, and that is because he does illegal things. Why don't you go to the mirror and ask God by way of your own reflection, thus yourself by way of God, "if you love me so much, then why did you make me like this?" Listen to the harrowing silence as you realize that Mack is not absolved of guilt. He contributed to the death of a beloved individual who contributed to society, not one who pushes drugs and aids to the denigration there of. The wrong person is gone today, and you should be ashamed to be affiliated with this Mack Scott and further slandering the name of a good man who is not here to defend himself.
Mike Hampton May 29, 2013 at 07:15 PM
First off man all the racist comments don't even have to be stated , shows who the real educated people are second no one on here is on welfare u cracker KeKe has a Buisness Mack Scott has a Buisness real estate and all please talk facts not stereotypical racism fueled rants Tyler was a addict clear as day u lost fake supporters let me state I have degree missy has degree we have money lawyers and love and support we can visit a live being of Mack u have to go to a grave site if we wanna be technical and say the most harsh things.. Mack has kids drug free world his kids are oblivious to the fact we don't flaunt drugs we also have jobs and Mack also has college background again Mack did not serve Tyler at all my surveillance will prove so the fake friend and snake that supplied Tyler is his so called friend who was getting high with him at time of his overdose which will also be proven just kno iPhones are sumthing serious and I spelled something like that on purpose cause I like to get under skin of close minded racist mourners .
Mike Hampton May 29, 2013 at 07:30 PM
And stop with all the bible scriptures please ... U people enabled a deceased man to use ignored him using no intervention was even attempted I'm sure and Tyler and his supplier drove all the way from fredonia to purchase drugs Mack didn't drive all way to ozaukee to supply anyone , so who's really the greedy parasite who really has the issue ? Please wake up I understand you all speaking from a lost confused angry spot in life but I'm being 100% neutral and dead serious when I say if one of my loves one overdosed ill be mad at my love one cause if Mack is not around Tyler and his real supplier will still use and find other suppliers in which Tyler was gone die anyway it goes he was going to find a fix... And any more reckless comments or derogatory ones will result in you all being penalized on my life I will see to it...
Marco May 29, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Call me crazy for being upset when people make baseless accusations of a loved one when they didn't even know him. You didn't know Tyler, so you can't say that he was an addict. He had a skill job that would require an adroitness that addicts do not posses. Mack sold drugs- that is a fact. I accurately quoted the bible because someone above me attempted to, unsuccessfully. It is pathological to attack a dead man, and you are, and I say this with absolutely no respect for you in the slightest, a complete low life and sub-human and display a peculiar blindness for your own hypocrisies. Also, it's nice to see that spelling, syntax, and grammar are no longer needed to obtain a degree.
Angry Devastated May 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I understand that all of us who have loved ones involved are suffering. As someone who will be suffering due to the death of a loved one for years, I admit I am Angry at Tyler. I don't know why a young adult who is loved by so many would feel the need to try drugs. And, unfortunately, we may never know as Tyler is no longer alive to ask. I do resent the comments on here that refer to him as an addict. An accidental overdose does not mean someone is addicted. None of Tyler's family or friends (except for apparently a couple of people) had any knowledge that he had done any drugs and are still in shock that all of this is happening. You don't have to blame family and friends for not getting him help--had we had any knowledge, we would have. Perhaps it is possible to do drugs and not have those around you even know--perhaps we are too naive. However, based on what I know of Tyler, I am confident in saying he was not an addict. Do I wish the "friend" that led him to Mr. Scott was being charged and also faced with doing time in jail, absolutely. Apparently the way it works is you can get a plea deal if you give up someone further up the drug supply chain. This is even more true when there is a death involved. Many were breaking the law that night. One of them paid the ultimate price--death. Hopefully the others involved will also pay a price of some sort. If dealers/suppliers are put in jail, perhaps they will start thinking twice before selling/supplying drugs that are known to cause dependency and are potentially deadly.
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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