Hartford Man Sentenced To Prison In Overdose Death In Ashippun

(Ashippun) A Hartford man who supplied the drugs that led to an overdose death in Ashippun was sentenced Tuesday to four-and-a-half years in prison. Mitchell McDonald entered a no contest plea to a felony count of First Degree Reckless Homicide. Dodge County deputies were called to a property in Ashippun in April of 2019 for a report of an overdose. The victim was a 28-year-old woman. While searching the residence, law enforcement found a white powdery substance under a book as well as two hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. A family member of the victim told investigators that McDonald gave her heroin. When questioned, the 30-year-old reportedly said (quote) “I screwed up” and told law enforcement he was willing to work with them but wanted to contact an attorney. McDonald was also placed on extended supervision for six years.