Overdose leads Wisconsin deputies to drug ring

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin sheriff says deputies uncovered a large marijuana trafficking ring while trying to figure out who abandoned a heroin overdose victim in a hospital parking lot.

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks tells Daily Herald Media that five people have been arrested so far in connection with the drug ring based in Mosinee in central Wisconsin.

Sheriff's Lt. Gary Schneck says a 19-year-old woman spent five days in an induced coma and nearly died after she was left in the parking lot.

Deputies later arrested one of the men who dropped her off on drunken driving charges. That man led police to a second man charged with supplying the heroin. A search of the second man's home led to the other three arrests.

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