Three people are facing homicide charges in Marathon County Circuit Court after a 28-year-old Wausau man overdosed on heroin and died early Saturday, police said.
Shabaka Nubian-Yl, 51, Riley Weinkauf, 28, and Tonya Muzynoski, 37, are all facing charges in connection with the death and are being held in the Marathon County Jail, according to a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department news release. The three were arrested on Saturday on preliminary charges of first degree reckless homicide and a range of drug trafficking charges, according to Monday’s Marathon County Jail report.
Emergency responders just before midnight at a home on Hwy. W in the town of Texas for a report of a man lying on the floor who was “red all over his skin,” according to the release. Deputies began CPR and lifesaving attempts continued until 12:40 a.m., when the man was pronounced dead.
The death was determined to have occurred immediately following the use of heroin by the victim, according to the release. Investigation into the source of the heroin led investigators to three suspects who admitted to being in possession of the heroin the victim ingested prior to his death, police said.
Investigators then searched the Weston home where two of the suspects lived and found 33.78 grams of packaged heroin and more than $10,000 in cash. The same two suspects also had 14.74 grams of packaged heroin in their possession at the time of their arrest during a traffic stop in the town of Rib Mountain. In total, detectives seized 960 doses of heroin worth an estimated street value of $24,000.00 during the investigation.
The name of the man who died is not yet being released.
All three suspects are due in court Monday afternoon.
Pictured, left to right: Shabaka Nubian-Yl, Tonya Muzynoski, and Riley Weinkauf (Courtesy of Marathon County Sheriff’s Department)