MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A defendant has been sentenced to four years in prison for providing heroin to a woman who injected the drug in the bathroom of a Merrill gas station.
Lincoln County prosecutors say 21-year-old Kristine Woellner brokered a heroin deal, provided Tara Bryant heroin and needles and left her in the rest room. A child discovered Bryant in the bathroom and she survived the overdose.
District Attorney Kurt Zengler told a judge Wednesday that Woellner “did everything she needed to do to kill Ms. Bryant short of putting a gun to her head.” Defense attorney Alec Nocco maintained it was a non-violent offense.
WJFW-TV reports Judge Jay Tlusty also ordered Woellner to serve five years of extended supervision following her prison sentence and get drug and alcohol counseling.
Information from: WJFW-TV, http://www.wjfw.com
Editor’s Note: This story was updated Oct. 7, 2014, to reflect that Tara Bryant survived the overdose.