Verona man arrested following suspected overdose death of Monroe man, police say

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MONROE, Wis. — Police in Monroe arrested a 32-year-old Verona man Tuesday following another man’s suspected overdose death earlier that day, the city’s police chief said Wednesday.

In a news release, the Monroe Police Department said officers arrested the Verona man shortly before 6:40 p.m. at the city’s police station following an investigation into the victim’s death.

The incident happened Tuesday inside a room at a hotel in the 500 block of 6th Street. Police Chief Fred Kelley said while the victim’s death is still being investigated, it is suspected to be an overdose.

Police have not released the 32-year-old victim’s name but said he is from Monroe.

The suspect was arrested on tentative charges of first-degree reckless homicide and possession of narcotics with intent to deliver.

News 3 Now is not naming the man at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Green County Jail.