Man pleads not guilty in alleged role in deadly heroin OD

    Anthony Buechel (Fond du Lac Co. Jail)

    FOND DU LAC (WLUK) – Anthony Buechel pleaded not guilty Friday for his alleged role in the drug overdose death of a Fond du Lac man.

    An April 30 trial date was set, with a possible plea hearing on March 22, according to court records.

    Buechel, Cara Zech and Julie Harr are charged for the July 28 death of Steven Compton. Harr returns to court Feb. 27 for a status conference. Zech has a preliminary hearing March 8.

    L-R, Anthony Buechel, Julie Harr, Cara Zech (Fond du Lac Co. Jail)

    According to court documents, police were called to 532 8th Street on July 28 for an overdose.

    Compton was pronounced dead at the scene. Medical examiners said Compton died of "acute mixed drug (heroin, fentanyl) intoxication."

    Investigators say Harr connected Compton with Buechel to buy heroin. Harr and Buechel allegedly took Compton's money to get heroin from Zech. Buechel told investigators he went with Zech multiple times to Milwaukee to buy drugs.

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