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Man Charged in Connection with Alleged Heroin Death

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Gary Friso

 

A Racine man is facing serious charges after a woman was found dead at his home from an alleged heroin overdose.

Gary Friso, 45, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with harboring/aiding a felon-falsify information, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting or obstructing an officer, according to a story on Racine Uncovered.

Racine police and rescue were called Saturday to the 4100 block of Marquette Drive for a woman who was unconscious and not breathing. The woman – later identified as 30-year-old Megan Wood – was transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s where she was pronounced dead.

Officers say Friso told several conflicting stories and hid pieces of drug paraphernalia from law enforcement.

A witness present for much of the evening at Friso’s home told police she saw Wood inject heroin and then pass out. The woman said she left at some point, but while she was there, she’d checked on Wood several times and that she appeared to be sleeping and snoring but had responded to questions and to being slapped.

Friso remains in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is Feb. 20.

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About the author: Heather Asiyanbi

Heather Asiyanbi

Heather Asiyanbi is a journalist with over 20 years of experience; 12 of them spent covering the Villages of Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant.

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