A Racine man is accused of selling heroin to a man who overdosed and died last year.
Lawrence Price, 30, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with second-degree reckless homicide, repeater. If convicted of the charge, Price faces up to 25 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department were dispatched to a report of a drug overdose at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Rosie’s Restaurant, 1804 Taylor Ave. Adam Ehlert was the person who had overdosed on heroin and died.
Investigators spoke to a woman who knew Ehlert and Price. The woman told police that Price was Ehlert’s drug dealer as she had gone with him to get heroin and knew that Ehlert used heroin. She also knew that Ehlert was one of Price’s customers. The woman said Price had quit dealing heroin after Ehlert’s death.
“She also stated that Price’s product (heroin) was good or potent in quality and that he wanted to maximize his profits,” the complaint reads.
Another witness told police that she knew Ehlert was a client of Price’s and that she had seen him the morning he overdosed because she went to get the money that he owed Price.
Price is currently being held at the Racine County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. March 7 in Racine County Felony Court.