Watertown Man Has Plea Hearing Set For OD Death

5/9/17 – A plea and sentencing hearing is now on the court calendar for a Watertown man facing felony charges in connection with the overdose death of a Clyman woman. 36-year-old Jason Twaite of Watertown is facing a felony count of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place as a Party to a Crime and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as a Repeat Offender. Prosecutors say Twaite’s home was wear Gabriel Brandl obtained the drugs that killed Holly Nehls in May of 2015. Brandl was sentenced in January to seven years in prison and 13 years of extended supervision. Twaite’s roommate, 49-year-old Terence Jannke of Watertown, has a jury trial on the calendar in October on felony charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place as a Party to a Crime and Repeat Offender, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin.  Jannke is accused of supplying the drugs that killed Nehls.  Brandl drove around for hours with Nehls after she stopped breathing, instead of getting her medical help.  A search warrant was executed at Jannke and Twaite’s residence last July after tips from multiple confidential informants.  Police allegedly found syringes, heroin packaging, and a drug ledger in Jannke’s bedroom.  They also reportedly found syringes in Twaite’s bedroom and a common area.  Jannke and Twaite were arrested soon after the search.  They were allegedly on the way back from buying heroin in Illinois, and Twaite reportedly had a kit full of items used to inject heroin.  Twaite had a October 19 plea and sentencing added to the court calendar in Dodge County yesterday.