PORTAGE - A
Wisconsin man accused of supplying the heroin that killed
a teenager in 2012 has been sentenced to seven years in
Moore, 23, of Fitchburg, pleaded no contest Thursday in
Columbia County Circuit Court to first-degree reckless
homicide by delivery of drugs. After his prison term,
Moore will be on extended supervision for seven years.
Alan White said while those who take heroin are
responsible, it is important to also hold people who
supply the drug to addicts accountable, especially when
someone dies from an overdose.
people who are doing the selling are, to me, the most
culpable," White told Moore. "They are making
money off their misery."
apologized at the hearing to the family of the victim,
17-year-old Jacob Adler of Lodi, and to the people of
Columbia County, the Portage Daily Register (http://bit.ly/1gYNEyA)
mother, Shelly Johnson, said at the hearing that she hopes
her son's story might save other lives. She told Moore she
hopes he is able to do something else with his life.
want you to help others not suffer," Johnson told
police said Adler was found gasping for air when emergency
medical responders arrived at a patio on July 12, 2012.
Adler could not be revived. An autopsy showed he died from
co-defendant, 20-year-old Lars Atkinson of Lodi, was
sentenced in October to 5 ½ years in prison and 5 ½
years on extended supervision. Atkinson pleaded no contest
in July to a felony charge of first-degree reckless
homicide by delivery of drugs.
to the complaint, Atkinson told police he and Adler
purchased the heroin in Madison, giving Moore $75 for half