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10 years prison, supervision for 2013 overdose death
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DODGEVILLE — A 34-year-old Mineral Point man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision in connection with the death of a Dodgeville man in December 2013.

Antwan D. Williams pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to charges of party to first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of drugs, and three counts of party to manufacture or delivery of up to 0.3 grams of heroin.

Nine additional counts — two additional counts of party to manufacturing with intent to deliver heroin of up to 3 grams, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and one count each of possession with intent to sell heroin, possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession with intent to sell marijuana, felon possession of a firearm, and receiving or concealing stolen property of up to $2,500 — were dismissed in a plea agreement.

The charges included repeat-offender and habitual-criminality sentence enhancers.

Williams was accused of supplying heroin Dec. 21, 2013 to three people, two of whom overdosed and one of whom, Anthony T. Russell, 27, Dodgeville, died.

One of the overdose victims, when asked to whom else Williams supplied drugs, replied, “the whole damn town,” according to the Dodgeville Chronicle.

Williams was arrested in Mineral Point five days after Russell’s death after a no-knock search warrant was executed at his apartment. Williams reportedly had a “wrapped white rock substance,” marijuana and a digital scale when he was arrested.

A later search of Williams’ apartment revealed another scale, a “green leafy substance,” marijuana paraphernalia, three pistols and a rifle. One of the pistols, a Glock, was reportedly stolen in Ridgeway.

Williams’ sentence included a written apology to Russell’s family, 100 hours of community service, and random drug tests during extended supervision.

Williams was also accused of supplying narcotics to Brian S. Vradenburg, 49, Richland Center. Vradenburg was sentenced to one year in prison and three years extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacture or delivery of Schedule I or II narcotics. Charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and failure to aid a victim or report a crime, were dismissed.