Hoerth Found Guilty Of Drug Overdose Death

Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney announced late Friday afternoon that Christopher Hoerth had been found guilty of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide.

Hoerth was responsible for the delivery of Fentanyl that lead to the death of a female in North Fond du Lac back in May of 2020.

Investigators were told by Hoerth that on May 5th of that year, he (Hoerth) had driven to Milwaukee to purchase a couple hundred dollars of heroin. He then drove back to North Fond du Lac and deliver a quarter of a gram of heroin to the woman.

At the time of her death, toxicology reports showed nearly 10 times the amount of serum concentrations in her system and her death was ruled a result of Fentanyl toxicity.

Hoerth faces up to 25 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision, along with a potential fine up to $1000.

In the statement, DA Toney said, “Too many families have lost loved ones to drug overdose deaths and Milwaukee continues to be a source city of drugs leading to deaths across Wisconsin. Tragically we
have seen record setting drug overdose deaths in Fond du Lac County and across Wisconsin in 2020 and 2021, with fentanyl being a leading cause of those deaths. I will continue to work with our law
enforcement partners to aggressively prosecute those responsible for delivering dangerous drugs in Wisconsin to protect our communities and hold those dangerous drug dealers accountable.”