Two Milwaukee men face a first-degree reckless homicide charge after Samuel E. Leuck fatally overdosed on heroin in February at age 27 in Waukesha, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Terry M. Tibbits Jr., 28, and Rozerick E. Mattox, 28, face up to 25 years initial confinement in prison and $100,000 in fines if convicted.
Leuck, was found dead by his roommate at 2:46 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 1200 block of East Moreland Boulevard. The Waukesha Fire Department found him laying near his bed and toxicology reports determined he died from a heroin overdose, according to a criminal complaint.
Syringes, a tourniquet and a cooker were found near Leuck, as well as a cell phone.
Tibbits told police he picked up Leuck to purchase heroin in Milwaukee from a man named Kevin, who was later determined to be Mattox. Tibbits purchased the heroin for $75 and delivered it to Leuck, according to the complaint.
Tibbits worked with the Waukesha Police Department to do two controlled buys in March in an attempted to bring Mattox into custody. The man was scared off at the second buy by police presence and told Tibbits to meet him in a different location. Tactical officers from the Milwaukee Area Federal Task Force took Mattox into custody. Investigators located .5 grams of heroin and .9 grams of cocaine in his van, according to the criminal complaint.
Mattox admitted he sold heroin to four or five people, including to Tibbits 12 times in the past month. Cell phone records show Tibbits and Mattox called each other several times Feb. 14, matching the timeline Tibbits told police, according to the complaint.
Leuck was an Eagle Scout who loved music, camping, his friends and family, including his son, according to his obituary.