Heroin overdose death leads to narcotics arrests
On Friday, Aug. 18, just before midnight, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical emergency complaint at T6860 CTH W in the Town of Texas. Information from the calling party indicated a male was lying on the floor and was red all over his skin.
Deputies arrived on scene and stated CPR was in progress. Town of Texas first responders and Wausau Fire EMS arrived on scene shortly thereafter.
Lifesaving attempts continued to no avail. Lifesaving attempts were discontinued at approximately 12:40 a.m. The victim was identified as a 28-year-old male from the City of Wausau. His name was not be released by the Sheriff’s Office.
The death was determined to have occurred immediately following the use of heroin by the victim. Investigation into the source of the heroin led investigators to three suspects. All three admitted to being in possession of the heroin the victim ingested prior to his death and delivering it to the next suspect until the time of its use.
During the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at the home of two of the suspects in Weston which revealed 33.78 grams of packaged heroin and over $10,000 in currency. The same two suspects also had 14.74 grams of packaged heroin in their possession at the time of their arrest during a traffic stop in the Town of Rib Mountain. In total, detectives seized 960 doses of heroin worth an estimated street value of $24,000.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, all three suspects were arrested. Riley Weinkauf (28), Tonya Muzynoski (37), and Shabaka Nubian-Yl (51) are in custody at the Marathon County Jail in connection with the incident. According to Sheriff Scott Parks, they all will face various charges, including but not limited to: 1 st Degree Reckless Homicide, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Delivery of Heroin, and probation violations.