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Accused heroin supplier charged with homicide

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy accused of giving heroin to another teen who died has been charged with reckless homicide in Waukesha County.

According to a criminal complaint, Alex Leisten, of Oconomowoc, is also accused of selling heroin to someone else the day after 19-year-old Archie Badura died last May.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel tells WISN-TV heroin is “the new king of all of our worries.” Schimel says that in 25 years, he’s never seen a problem this hard to break.

Leisten is due back in court later this month. A conviction on the charge against him carries a maximum of more than 50 years in prison.

Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

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