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Heroin dealer gets 10 years

by Rob Ireland

July 25, 2013

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ELKHORN — A heroin dealer, who was a suspect in the overdose deaths of three separate people, was sentence to 10 years in prison on Wednesday afternoon by Judge David Reddy.

Malik D. Iseini, 35, Bloomfield, pleaded guilty Jan. 23 to three counts of delivering heroin, possession of a narcotic drug, and misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition to 10 years of prison, Reddy sentenced Iseini to eight years of extended supervision.

During the hearing, Walworth County Sheriff's Department Det. Robert Craig testified that Iseini was a suspect in the three overdose deaths. Under Wisconsin's version of the Len Bias law, drug dealers who sell a fatal dose can be charged with homicide.

During the cross examination, Iseini's attorney Stephen Kramer, jumped on Craig's testimony. Kramer said Iseini had never been charged in the deaths because police didn't have physical evidence linking him to the crime.

"Do you have any evidence other than your suspicion," Kramer asked.

For more from the sentencing hearing read next week's edition of the Lake Geneva Regional News.