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Northern Wis. woman sentenced in heroin death

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RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 27-year-old St. Germain woman was sentenced to four years in prison for delivering heroin to a man who died of an overdose in 2012.

Jennifer Heiting was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs in the death of David Matthew Stahl. She pleaded no contest to the charge in a plea deal, according to online Oneida County court records.

Authorities say Stahl died of heroin toxicity on Dec. 10, 2012, at his rural Oneida County home.

During Wednesday's sentencing, Heiting was given credit for 415 days she has already spent in jail and was ordered to serve six years of extended supervision when she is released from prison, court records said.

According to the criminal complaint, two days before Stahl's death, Heiting arranged for Stahl to sign for a Federal Express package containing heroin that Heiting had purchased. The agreement called for Stahl to keep two "bindles" of the drug as payment, which Heiting gave Stahl as another man watched, the complaint said.

The complaint said investigators found a syringe, spoon, lighter, "tie off," scissor and two small baggies containing heroin on a table next to Stahl's bed.

Richard Lewis, 27, of St. Germain, was also charged with first-degree reckless homicide in Stahl's death and has pleaded no contest. He is to be sentenced Feb. 19, according to court records.

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