Couple from Friendship arrested in Dane Co. after double overdose, toddler in backseat

Kenneth and Amber Akkerman arrested for heroin possession on Sept. 10, 2019.
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TOWN OF VIENNA, Wis. (WMTV)-- A Friendship couple is behind bars after overdosing in their vehicle in the Town of Vienna with a 2-year-old in the backseat Monday afternoon.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, a passerby called 911 when he noticed a couple slumped over inside their running vehicle in the parking lot of a restaurant on CTH V. The witness saw a small child in the backseat.

Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies along with DeForest Police officers and EMS, responded to the double overdose at 1:15 p.m. 24-year-old Kenneth J. Akkerman and 26-year-old Amber R. Akkerman were arrested. Their two-year-old daughter was turned over to Adams County Child Protective Services.

Kenneth is in the Dane County Jail on a heroin possession charge. Amber was arrested on heroin possession and OWI with a child under the age of 16.

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