Dodge Co. Woman Gets 17 Year Sentence for Supplying Drugs in Friend’s Overdose

A 40-year-old woman from Beaver Dam was sentenced Friday to
seven years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for supplying the
drugs that caused the overdose death of a friend. Jackie Meyer plead guilty to
First Degree Reckless Homicide Charges in August – in addition to pleading
guilty to Operating While Impaired with a Minor Child in the Vehicle.

Prosecutors say Meyer supplied the drugs that caused the
overdose death of Karen Sadowski in August of 2016. On that day, Meyer had
invited Sadowski to her home so they could go to Madison to buy heroin and
cocaine. After returning home, Sadowski took the drugs and went to lay down –
stating that she was not feeling well. When Meyer and her fiancée went to check
on Sadowski, she was found unresponsive. Meyer left the scene – and her fiancée
reportedly said that she had not been at the home for over a week.

The following spring, an officer that had stopped Meyer for
speeding noticed signs of impairment with her. Meyer admitted to using heroin
that day – and that she was currently on probation for a possession with intent
charge. Police located two syringes in the car with a black substance that was
consistent with heroin.