Milwaukee Man Facing First Degree Reckless Homicide Charges After Woman Overdoses on Methadone

RACINE COUNTY - A Milwaukee man is now facing criminal charges after a Racine woman overdosed on Methadone and Xanax.

According to the criminal complaint, Police responded to an address in the 5600 block of Castle Court in Racine for a report of an overdose on January 15th. They found the victim, a 33-year-old woman, and transported her to a local hospital where she later died from drug intoxication.

The Racine Police Department began their investigation into where the victim might have gotten the drugs that lead to her death. Police spoke with an acquaintance of the victim who stated that he was aware she had a serious addiction. He also stated that he drove the victim to Milwaukee to buy Methadone and Xanax from someone he knew to be the victim's dealer, Warren Whitehead. The acquaintance stated that the victim told him she would use heroin if he did not take her to Milwaukee where she could buy from Whitehead. 

The two of them went to the home of Whitehead where the victim purchased Xanax pills and 300 mL of Methadone. According to Police, the victim then binged on them that weekend. The acquaintance stated that he was with her all weekend and did not notice a problem with her until he woke up Sunday morning and she wasn't breathing.

A search warrant was executed by police at Whitehead's apartment. Located inside were 5 cellular phones, a heroin user kit, Xanax pills, prescription bottles from Hayat Pharmacy that had methadone residue inside. Whitehead was interviewed and admitted that the victim was at his house. He then gave conflicting reports on what happened. He originally claimed that the victim was there to get "support group" flyers to hand out for a support group in Kenosha.

Whitehead now faces 1st Reckless Homicide/Deliver Drugs charges. 

He is due in court March 9th for his Preliminary Hearing.

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