Overdose Sentence



A La Crosse woman who supplied heroin to a man who died of an overdose has been sentenced to a total of ten years, with the first 5 years of which must be served in prison.
       
The remaining five years, 27-year old Tasha Kempfer, will remain on extended supervision.

Kempfer was convicted of first degree reckless homicide in Trempealeau County for her involvement in the death of thirty-two-year-old Jeremiah Harris in July of 2011.

Kempfer's mother, 45-year-old Michelle Johnson, was earlier sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to conspiring to deliver heroin. She accompanied her daughter and Harris to Madison, Wisconsin, when Kempfer bought the heroin that killed Harris.
   
The prosecution was Trempealeau County's first Len Bias case, which holds anyone who supplies dangerous drugs to another person who dies as a result of ingesting those drugs accountable for their actions.
        

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Locations : MadisonTrempealeau CountyWisconsin
People : Jeremiah HarrisMichelle JohnsonTasha Kempfer
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