Cassandra Nygren jailed on drug-homicide charges

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Cassandra Nygren, the daughter of Marinette State Representative John Nygren, is in the Brown County Jail facing several drug related charges.

Jail records show Nygren was booked on two counts of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide/Deliver drugs in addition to other counts of manufacturing heroin and child neglect.

Nygren became the focus of fighting the growing heroin epidemic in Wisconsin, led by her Father, John Nygren. He was instrumental in passing laws to deal with the battle of opioid and heroin addiction in the state.

Cassandra Nygren is due in Brown County Court Thursday.

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