EAU CLAIRE COUNTY (WQOW) – A Chippewa Falls woman with a history of drug charges is now charged in Eau Claire County for allegedly supplying the drugs that killed a man in 2020.
33-year-old Chelsey Leith was charged with first degree reckless homicide and is being prosecuted as a repeat offender.
According to the criminal complaint:
Altoona officers were called to a home in February of 2020 for a pulseless, non-breathing male. He was pronounced dead.
Drug paraphernalia was found in his room and an autopsy found dozens of needle injection marks on his arms. The autopsy ruled he likely died from an illegal drug overdose.
Officers found a Facebook messenger conversation between the man and Leith from the day he died showing that Leith supplied the drugs just prior to his death. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for her arrest.
If convicted of all charges, Leith could be sentenced to decades behind bars.