OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been charged in a 2012 overdose death after boasting to another inmate at an Oshkosh jail about selling high-quality heroin.
Oshkosh Northwestern Media reported Wednesday that Patrick Schreck, 25, of Oshkosh, was charged June 16 with first-degree reckless homicide in the July 20, 2012, death of Stephen Hidde, 44, of Appleton.
According to a criminal complaint, Schreck was in the Winnebago County Jail when he told another inmate that he sold the best heroin in the area and that it had killed five people. The inmate told investigators about the boast in July 2013. The inmate also said Schreck bragged that one of the deaths had been blamed on another person.
Charles Bloesl, now 38, was initially charged with supply the heroin that killed Hidde, but charges against him were dismissed in August 2013.
Jennalee Anderson, 25, was with Hidde when he bought the heroin and was convicted of delivery of heroin in his death. She initially named Bloesl as the seller, but when confronted by investigators last year said Schreck provided the heroin, the complaint said. Anderson was sentenced in March to probation.
A warrant has been issued for Schreck’s arrest. No attorney was listed for him in online court records and a phone number for him rang unanswered on Wednesday.
Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern Media, http://www.thenorthwestern.com