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Two from Oconto Arrested in Connection with Overdose Death

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05/07/2019- A pair from Oconto are facing reckless homicide charges for a September overdose death. 29-year-old Brian Blasing and 29-year-old Chasity Denny made their initial appearance in Oconto County Circuit Court last week where their bond was set at $100000 cash each. The two were arrested following an investigation that alleges they sold the drugs that killed 33-year-old Jeffrey Pecha last year. An autopsy revealed Pecha died of “mixed drug intoxication” due to the methamphetamine, clonazepam, heroin, and Pregabalin found in his system. If convicted of the first-degree reckless homicide charges, Blasing and Denny could face up to 40 years in prison. They’ve also been charged with manufacturing or delivering heroin, which carries a maximum sentence of 12.5 years in prison. The two are also suspects in a February overdose death in Marinette County, however, no charges have been filed in that matter.

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