(9/8/12) A La Crosse woman who's charged in two counties with selling heroin, and supplying the drug to a man who died from an overdose, has pleaded innocent in one of the cases.
26-year-old Tasha Kempfer entered her plea in La Crosse County to two counts of delivering heroin. Authorities said she sold the drug to an undercover police informant on two separate occasions, before she provided heroin to 32-year-old Jeremiah Harris. He died in July in Trempealeau, after efforts to revive him had failed. Kempfer is due back in La Crosse County Circuit Court on October 16th. She's also scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Trempealeau County, where she faces a reckless homicide charge in Harris's death. Also, 44-year-old Michelle Johnson – Kempfer's mother – is charged with being a party to reckless homicide. Trempealeau County officials said she and her daughter joined Harris in going to Madison to pick up the heroin that caused the man's death.
Source: Wheeler News