Two men have now been charged in the death of a Marshfield
woman, and police say drugs are at the center of the investigation.
Justin Drinka, 22, and Trenton Blume, 23, both face charges
of first-degree reckless homicide.
Police say it was their actions that contributed to the
death of Kayla Vanderwyst, 20.
"Heroin has taken the life of Kayla Vanderwyst, and that's
one life too many," said Gary Jepsen, Marshfield Police Chief.
Vanderwyst died of a drug overdose at a home on East 49th
Street in Marshfield.
"If a willing participant takes those drugs and it results
in their death, it is a reckless homicide by the person who supplied the drugs
to them – and we will pursue them for it," said Jepsen.
Police say Trenton Blume and Justin Drinka were the ones who
supplied her the drugs.
"Just was well acquainted with and associated with her.
Trenton seemed to be the supplier on a higher scale," said Jepson.
According to court documents, Drinka and Vanderwyst used
heroin the night before her death, and Blume drove them to pick it up.
Neither of their attorneys returned our calls.
As far as the investigation, officials say it's still
"We would like to make everybody who is responsible for the
death of Kayla Vanderwyst responsible for their actions and make them accountable
in the eyes of the law," said Jepsen.
Both men are being held on cash bond in the Wood County
No future court date has been set.
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