Portage man arrested in connection with overdose death - Poynette Press: Government

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Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012 11:06 am | Updated: 12:35 pm, Mon Nov 5, 2012.

A Portage man was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department Nov. 1 on charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of Cody L. Weideman, 25, of rural Portage.

Thomas A. Holtan was arrested and is in the Columbia County Jail. He was scheduled to appear in Columbia County Circuit Court on Nov. 2.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Weideman was found dead at his home on June 3, with an investigation showing he died from a drug overdose; specifically heroin toxicity. Holtan is suspected of being a heroin dealer who supplied Weideman with the heroin that caused his death.

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