Racine Man Facing Len Bias Charge In Dodge County

Prosecutors in Dodge County have brought a 1st degree reckless homicide charge against a 26-year-old Racine man they believe supplied the heroin that led to a drug overdose death. Willie DeGroot was released on a $1,000 signature bond after his initial court appearance Monday. DeGroot was charged in connection with the death last August of 23-year-old Joshua Loewen of the Town of Portland. Investigators found text messages between the two and during the execution of a search warrant heroin was discovered on DeGroot; the same type Loewen had taken. DeGroot is four months into an 18 month prison sentence for drug possession in Racine County.