Woman faces homicide charge in connection with overdose death

Woman faces homicide charge in connection with overdose death
Jessica Hughes

A Reedstown woman was arrested Monday for selling heroin to a Reedsburg man who overdosed on the drug and died, officials said.

Jessica L. Hughes, 37, allegedly sold heroin to Jonathan E. Steinmetz, 37, of Reedsburg, according to a release. Steinmetz died from an overdose on Christmas Day.

Reedsburg police responded to a home on Christmas Day after family members found Steinmetz dead, officials said. The toxicology report indicated Steinmetz died of a heroin overdose.

Investigators said Steinmetz bought the heroin from Hughes on Christmas Eve.

Hughes was arrested on a tentative charge of first-degree reckless homicide.