A Chippewa Falls man is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Nov. 22 drug overdose death of Nicholas J. Buck in Chippewa Falls.
Shane Paul Johnson, 40, 16056 50th Ave., is also charged with manufacture/deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver THC (marijuana). methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and non-narcotics, with all possession charges being second offenses.
Johnson is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
A woman, April Jude Lonetree, is also charged in connection with the overdose death. Lonetree, 38, no address listed in court records, is charged with: possession of methamphetamine; maintaining a drug trafficking place; possession of a controlled substance; possess an illegally obtained prescription; two counts of child neglect; and obstructing an officer.
According to criminal complaints:
Chippewa Falls Police were called to 1204 Warren St. at 7:24 p.m. Nov. 22 where a woman reported her friend, Buck, 40, had died from an apparent drug overdose. An injection site was found on near the center of Buck’s left bicep.
A police officer was told that Shane P. Johnson may have been involved. Numerous drugs were found around the residence.
Buck’s cell phone showed he had a contact by the name of “OMACK.” One message asked if OMACK had a second point, a reference a dosage unit for heroin. OMACK responded he “just got a bunch.”
Shane P. Johnson’s vehicle was stopped and he was arrested. In the vehicle was Johnson’s girlfriend, April J. Lonetree.
A search warrant was used to search Johnson’s residence. Numerous drugs and paraphernalia was found, along with a Walter 9MM PPK pistol and 16 rounds of ammunition.
Lonetree denied knowing there was drug activity at Shane Johnson’s residence.