Milwaukee Woman Pleads No Contest To Causing FDL County Heroin Death
A 54-year-old Milwaukee woman pled guilty to dealing the heroin that led to an overdose death in Fond du Lac County. Andrea Griffin recently pleaded no contest to a 1st degree reckless homicide charge. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Deputy District Attorney Dennis Krueger says during his time with the DA’s office he has seen an increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths. Krueger has been with the DA’s officer for five years. He says the thing about this case is it affects everybody. Charges stemmed from the August 21st, 2014 death of Carolyn Tries. Krueger says if not for the investigative work of Fond du Lac Police Detective Bill Ledger, Griffin probably would have gotten away with it. Tries death was originally thought to be from a different cause. He says Ledger in connection with the Medical Examiner’s Office determined it was a heroin overdose death. Ledger later learned who supplied the heroin that killed Carolyn Tries. Tries died in the 200 block of Sheboygan Street from drugs she bought from Griffin.