Two Charged in Heroin Overdose Death

Waukesha man found by police laying in driveway, according to criminal complaint.

Two men are facing charges under the state’s Len Bias law for a February heroin overdose death of a Waukesha man.

Coleon M. Gallion, 25, of Milwaukee, and Brandon M. Ward, 25, of Waukesha, were charged in on Tuesday with one count of first-degree reckless homicide for the overdose death of Justin L. Schulthess. If convicted, they face up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Feb. 21,  Schulthess drove Ward to Milwaukee to purchase from Ward’s source, Gallion, who also goes as “Little C,” near North 35 Street and Park Hill. Schulthess then drove to a parking lot near 35th and Wisconsin Avenue where he shot up the drug and began to drive away, but soon passed out.

Ward tried to wake Schulthess up but was unsuccessful. He called a friend for Narcan, but the friend said they didn’t have any, so Ward pushed Schulthess out of the driver’s seat and drove him back to his residence in Waukesha, where police found him laying in a driveway outside of the car.

On Feb. 29, Ward agreed to do a controlled heroin purchase from Gallion in the parking lot of an Aldi food store near South 35th Street and Greenfield Avenue in Milwaukee. The deal was completed and Gallion was arrested shortly afterward.

Gallion is out of custody and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Ward is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail.   

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