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Fentanyl overdose death leads to criminal charges

Richard Madsen Richard Madsen

Clark County (WQOW) - Charges are filed in Clark County after a man died from an overdose of fentanyl.

William Wilkinson-Hurst died in January 2013.  He was found sitting slumped over on his bed.  The medical examiner said he died from an accidental overdose. 

Richard Madsen, from Black River Falls, and Jessica Scoville, from Fairchild have been charged with reckless homicide, party to a crime.  They're accused of supplying Wilkinson-Hurst with the drug.

Fentanyl is a prescription painkiller that's far more potent than morphine.  It's been linked to many overdose deaths.



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