A 44 year old Galesville woman has been placed on five years probation in Trempealeau County Circuit Court after a judge stayed a two-year prison term in connection with a heroin overdose death that had occurred in the Village of Trempealeau.
The Trempealeau County Times reports Circuit Judge John Damon also ordered Michelle Johnson to perform 40 hours of community work service and pay court costs and restitution of almost $4500.
Johnson had pleaded guilty, in a plea arrangement, to a reduced felony charge of conspiracy to manufacture or deliver heroin in the 2011 death of Jeremiah Harris. She had been facing a prison sentence of up to 40 years on the earlier charge of first degree reckless homicide.
The paper says a second person, also arrested in connection with the death, 26-year-old Tasha Kempfer of La Crosse, is awaiting a final pre-trial conference on the first degree reckless homicide charge.