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Milwaukee man charged with selling heroin to Mequon man who died

Sept. 4, 2011

A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with selling heroin to a Mequon man who died shortly after.

According to a criminal complaint, Timothy Leroy Reddick sold heroin to Erik Anderson-Yakowicz before he died on Aug. 25. A deputy from the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department found him on the floor of a Mequon home, pulseless and not breathing, with a spoon and a syringe nearby. Reddick indicated that he delivered heroin to Anderson-Yakowicz the day he died, and police officers believe that he consumed it before his death, the complaint states.

Officers contacted Reddick through Anderson-Yakowicz's cellphone the day after his death and arranged to buy heroin. When officers showed up and arrested Reddick, they found oxycodone pills and heroin in his car.

He told police that "it was a blessing in disguise that you all did this because if someone would have shot it … and died I'd be facing homicide charges," the complaint states. "It should be noted that Reddick was not aware of Anderson-Yakowicz's death at that time."

Officers from Milwaukee police, Mequon police, the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department and the Milwaukee-area High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas investigated the case.

Reddick faces up to 16 ½ years in prison.

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