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Two charged in heroin overdose death

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Monica Sanchez
Leanel Holder
Monica Sanchez

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - A Sheboygan woman and an Illinois man each face a reckless homicide charge in connection to a heroin overdose death last December.  The Sheboygan County DA's office filed charges Wednesday against 26 year old Monica Sanchez, of Sheboygan and 34 year old Leanel Holder of Calumet City, Illinois.

According to the criminal complaint, Sanchez allegedly provided heroin to her uncle, 43 year old William Widucki, the evening of December 28.  He was found later that night unresponsive and died when revival efforts failed.  The cause of death has been determined to be too much morphine in the body - most likely due to heroin use.

Several weeks earlier, Sanchez told local authorities she was helping Holder sell heroin in the Sheboygan area and wanted out.  Holder said his operation was part of a large scale criminal enterprise, and he consigns heroin to Sanchez for her to sell and him to receive the money.

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