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Woman accused of conspiring to sell heroin in Eau Claire; two others charged

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Three people ended up facing criminal charges after officers sent an informant to buy heroin from one of them.

Prosecutors filed drug charges against Cassandra Sloviak, 25, of Greenwood, and Ashley Washington, 36, of Beloit on Monday. A criminal complaint says that the informant met Sloviak in the parking lot of Pawn America on Mall Drive in Eau Claire late last month. Two men who were with her went in the store. The informant was wired to transmit audio. Investigators heard something "to the effect that Sloviak wanted the money first" when the informant tried to buy drugs from her. That's when investigators moved in and arrested her. The complaint said it was because of her past criminal history and active felony warrant. The informant told investigators there was an arrangement with Sloviak to buy 1 1/2 grams of heroin for $600, but that the money never changed hands. Sloviak gave investigators a false name initially, and later told them "All I was going to do was take the (informant's) money."

Investigators arrested Washington, and found he had heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. The second man, Michael Felton, 34, of Beloit, was arrested on a Department of Corrections Warrant. The complaint says he gave officers "numerous false names" before he was identified. Court records show that Felton pleaded no contest to Obstructing an Officer on Monday, and was ordered to spend eight days in jail.

Both Sloviak and Washington are scheduled to appear in court on July 15.


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