Plea deal could crack large drug distribution ring

Scales of justice
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A plea agreement in a fatal heroin overdose case in Sheboygan County could lead to charges in a large drug distribution operation.

Monica Sanchez pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide and distributing heroin Thursday. Sanchez provided the heroin that killed William Widucki at his Sheboygan apartment last December.

Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco (deh-CHEK’-oh) will recommend Sanchez serve nine months in jail and five years of probation if she testifies against her Chicago area drug supplier and 20 other people involved in a heroin distribution ring. Sheboygan Press Media says the 26-year-old Sanchez could have faced 50 years in prison on the charges against her.

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