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Wisconsin man charged in woman's OD death


WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A Waukesha man is accused of providing a woman with a prescription drug that police say killed her.

Forty-nine-year-old Leon Thomas is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

According to the complaint, 21-year-old Holly Reidy visited Thomas at his apartment last February. The complaint says Thomas provided Reidy with a patch containing fentanyl, a narcotic pain reliever. The patch was ripped apart and Reidy swallowed the gel.

Police responded to a report of an overdose and found Thomas trying to resuscitate Reidy. She died three days later at a hospital.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thomas is imprisoned at the Dodge Correctional Institute.

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