Man arrested in connection to Rock County heroin overdose case


JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit has arrested a man in connection to a heroin overdose.

The overdose took place May 17 at the Lions Quick Mart on Highway 14.  Investigators identified Michael M. Wopat, 23, of supplying heroin to the victim, according to a release by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

Wopat was taken into custody on Thursday after an investigator spotted him driving in Janesville. the release said.

Wopat was arrested on second-degree reckless endangering safety and manufacturing/delivery of heroin charges.

He was released from custody, the release said. He’s expected in court July 6.