WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State involved with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Several locations across the state are playing host to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day today.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, residents dropped off over 19 tons worth of unwanted and/or unused prescription drugs during last year’s event. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the removal of some potentially dangerous drugs, such as Oxycodone, can go a long way towards preventing future addictions. A list of collection sites for today’s event can be viewed on the U-S Department of Justice website (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html).
An Illinois man has been arrested in connection with two hit-and-run deaths. Authorities say the 24-year-old suspect from Park City was arrested in Rock County on Thursday. A tipster led police to his damaged SUV, matching the description of the vehicle in both deadly motorcyclist deaths. 24-year-old Mitchell Vance and 18-year-old Devin Julius were both killed in the hit-and-run crash near the Town of Harmony last Sunday. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified suspect is in an Illinois jail, where he awaits extradition.
A former Wausau businessman has been found guilty of several felony crimes, including sexual assault of a teenager, racketeering, theft, and securities fraud. Jay Fischer pled guilty to the two sexual assault charges, and no contest to seven other charges in a Marathon County Courthouse yesterday. According to court documents, Fischer previously operated Valley Title, using the business as a title agent when refinancing a mortgage or purchasing a house. Fischer received more than one million dollars from ten real estate transactions in 2009 and 2010, while reportedly failing to pay off the old mortgages, resulting in dual active mortgages on the homes. Fischer later satisfied only two of the mortgages after the homeowners discovered the dual mortgages. Fischer also purchased a Waupaca County campground in 2011, using funds from four investors in what the court determined was securities fraud. A sentencing date will be scheduled soon.