8 /1 West Bend Man Chargd with Selling Heroin that killed his Friend

Twenty Four year old Nicholas J. Busack of West Bend has been charged in Washington County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide for selling his friend 22 year old Robert C. Keskinen  also of West Bend a small amount of heroin weighing approximately one-tenth of a gram that killed him. According to the criminal complaint, on May 27TH , Busack handed him forty dollars worth of heroin a bindle when driving Keskinen to his parent's home in the 1700 block of Sunset Ridge Drive North. Busack later told an investigator that Keskinen gave him one hundred dollars in the transaction because he wanted more of the narcotic drug later that week. Shortly after 3 a.m. May 28, Keskinen's mother went to his room to chek in on him and discovered he was not breathing and called 911. A police officer found him on his knees at the side of the bed and slumped forward, with his head and upper body on the mattress.He was pronounced dead by the Washington County medical examiner. A search of his room discovered three hypodermic syringes used to inject drugs, a charred teaspoon for heating the heroin and other drug paraphernalia. Another syringe was found openly displayed on the armrest of a chair in the basement.  Further investigation at the home revealed text messages on his cell phone showing he exchanged numerous messages with someone identified as "Niiick" to arrange a heroin buy May 27. Busack was arrested during a routine traffic stop May 30. A search of his clothing and vehicle uncovered a syringe and a small plastic bag containing a "tan powder substance" later confirmed to be heroin. Busack was charged with heroin possession, a felony, in addition to the homicide charge. He is scheduled to appear before Washington County Circuit Judge James Pouros on September  8.
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