UPDATE: Local charges dismissed in overdose death case

Shane Johnson Courtesy: Chippewa County Sheriff's Office
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Chippewa County, Wis. (WEAU) Chippewa County Assistant District Attorney Roy Gay says charges were dismissed Thursday against 40-year-old Shane Johnson who was charged in November in an overdose death in Chippewa Falls.

Gay says the reason is because Johnson is facing federal charges. He says there is a policy that a person cannot be prosecuted federally when there are local charges pending.

Police say Johnson and April Lonetree supplied the heroin that killed 40-year-old Nicholas Buck on November 22nd.

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Federal Grand Jury has indicted a Chippewa Falls man.

Shane Johnson, 40, is charged with possessing 50 grams or more of meth with the intent to distribute. If convicted, he could face 40 years in federal prison.

WEAU reported in November that Johnson has already been charged with first-degree reckless homicide after an overdose death in Chippewa Falls.

Police said Johnson and April Lonetree, 38, supplied the heroin that killed Nicholas Buck, 40, on Nov. 22.

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