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Man, woman charged in Oneida Co. heroin death

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RHINELANDER (WAOW) - Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek says two people from St. Germain have been charged in the December death of a man from a heroin overdose.

Schiek said Richard Lewis, 27, and Jennifer Heiting, 27, were charged Friday with first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs in the death of  David Matthew Stahl.

Authorities say Stahl died of heroin toxicity on Dec. 10 at his rural Oneida County home.

Lewis and Heiting made initial court appearances Friday and bail was set at $50,000 each, according to online court records.

The maximum punishment for first-degree reckless homicide is 40 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, two days before Stahl's death, Heiting arranged for Stahl to sign for a Federal Express package containing heroin that Heiting had purchased. The agreement called for Stahl to keep two "bindles" of the drug as payment, which Heiting gave Stahl as Lewis watched, the complaint said.

The package contained 30 bindles of heroin, the complaint said. Heiting told investigators she paid $10 per bindle.

The complaint said investigators found a syringe, spoon, lighter, "tie off," scissor and two small baggies containing heroin on a table next to Stahl's bed.

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