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Drug dealer connected to WI man's death sentenced to 10 years in prison

Marinette County Sheriff's Office

MARINETTE, WI— A Chicago man has been sentenced to prison in connection with the overdose death of a Niagara, Wisconsin man.

The Marinette County District Attorney’s Office says on Thursday, Chandon Geralds, 41, was given 10 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision in the January, 2021 case.

He pleaded “no contest” in July to 1st-degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs and to being a party to a crime. He was accused of selling heroin containing fentanyl that ended up in the hands of Casey Ashburn, who overdosed.

The DA’s Office says Geralds had been dealing drugs in the upper Marinette County/Iron Mountain area as early as 2019 until his arrest in June of 2021.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.