SAWYER COUNTY -- Charges of Homicide have been filed against Mary Hammond, of Hayward, WI, for allegedly selling pills laced with Fentanyl to an individual who later perished from the toxic effects of the pills.
A criminal complaint was filed on August 28, 2020, in Sawyer County Circuit Court against Mary Hammond, age 33, following an investigation into an overdose death of an individual who allegedly purchased pills from Hammond.
Hammond allegedly sold pills to the victim on June 9, 2020. Shortly after consuming the pills, which were believed to be Percocet, according to the criminal complaint filed against Hammond, the victim began suffering effects of overdose and was taken to a hospital for medical care.
A Medical Examiner’s Report indicates that the victim succumbed to the toxic effects of fentanyl and oxycodone a few days later.
During the investigation into the death, Law Enforcement received information including Facebook messages showing the discussion that Hammond had about the sale of the pills.
Hammond is charged with Class C Felony First Degree Reckless Homicide and two charges of Class F Felony First Degree Reckless Endangering Safety. If convicted as charged, Hammond faces a potential of 65 years confinement in State Prison.
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At a hearing in August, the Court placed Hammond on a $5,000 signature bond, according to online circuit court records.
Hammond is scheduled to appear again in October 2020.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.