Plea agreement reached for man charged with reckless homicide after overdose death

Trenton Wik
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Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:44 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - A plea agreement is reached for a man charged with reckless homicide after an overdose death in Eau Claire County in April 2021.

35-year-old Trenton Wik, with a current address listed in Waupon, is one of two people charged after a man died from a fentanyl overdose in Eau Claire. Investigators believe Wik sold Noah Beckstead fentanyl disguised as heroin. According to court documents, Wik considered the fentanyl he was selling to be “extremely potent.”

The victim reportedly took several drugs with Beckstead before injecting the drug purchased from Wik. Beckstead said when the victim became unresponsive, he tried to call 911 but his phone died. The victim was found dead in his car the next morning. An autopsy revealed he suffered from “acute fentanyl toxicity.”

March 17, 2023 court records show an agreement has been reached. Wik pleads guilty to count 1: 1st degree reckless homicide/deliver drugs; Repeater. Repeater acknowledged. Wik pleads guilty to count 2: substantial battery-intend bodily harm; repeater. The remaining charges are dismissed and read in.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 13, 2023.