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Samuel Lee Russell (St. Croix County Jail)

Heroin overdose leads to arrest

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A New Richmond man is facing a felony charge after a woman suffered a heroin overdose on June 11.

Samuel Lee Russell, 23, was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety for his role in supplying the woman with the drugs, according to the criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Friday, June 27.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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