WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Weather Authority Alert: Snowy and Icy Conditions by Friday

Wausau Man to Spend 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Overdose Death

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason

A 25-year-old Wausau man will spend 10 years prison for the August 2011 heroin overdose death of Justin Selves, 26.

Kevin Mason reached a plea deal with prosecutors Wednesday. Mason pleaded guilty to 1st degree reckless homicide, manufacturing/delivering heroin and manufacturing/delivering cocaine. As result, eight other charges were dismissed.

Following his prison sentence he will also spend 10 years on extended supervision.

The Marathon County Special Investigations unit had been gathering information on Mason and four others; Melonie Brown, Tyshun Meeks, David Purnell, and Brittanie Robbins for several months including several undercover drug buys. Their investigation intensified following the death of Selves. Toxicology reports show Selves died August 4, 2011 of a heroin overdose. Investigators believe Selves purchased the drug from the group.

Tyshun Meeks is also charged with the man’s death. His jury trial is scheduled to begin October 21.

According to court documents, the defendants had knowledge of victim’s death and continued to sell heroin. One of the defendants admitted to authorities that the death was actually good for sales, because customers knew the product was strong.

Mason will receive credit for 757 days he has already spent in jail.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222591311