September 12, 2013 | 10:10 AMELKHORN — A 41-year-old man is accused of selling a fatal does of heroin in the town of Sugar Creek in late June.
Stanley A. Bies of Union Grove has been charged in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide.
Craig C. Ankney, 39, was found unresponsive June 29 in a Sugar Creek home, and the woman who found him told Walworth County Sheriff's deputies that Ankney was known to snort heroin.
The woman also told deputies that a man named "Stan" sells heroin to Ankney, and the woman identified the suspected drug dealer in a photo.
The reckless homicide charge, a Class C felony, carries a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. Bies is being held in the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.
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In addition to the homicide charge, Bies faces six counts of delivering heroin, one of which is in an amount greater than 10 grams. He faces up to 92 1/2 years imprisonment and $275,000 in fines for the drug delivery charges.
According to online court records, Bies allegedly sold heroin after Ankney overdosed from the drug.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Aug. 26, Walworth County Sgt. Jeff Patek questioned Bies, who admitted to selling heroin. He also said that Ankney was a customer.
Bies also told Patek that he sold heroin to Ankney the day Ankney died. On July 1, the Walworth County Coroner's Office performed an autopsy on Ankney and determined he died from a lethal injection of heroin.
According to online court records, the six charges Bies is facing for allegedly dealing heroin stem from sales that occurred in August.