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Man Could See Prison for Fatal Overdose



Prison time is possible for a La Crosse man scheduled to be sentenced today for contributing to another person’s drug death. Jered Hellerud is awaiting sentencing for delivering heroin to Robert Gordon of Trempealeau two summers ago. Gordon had taken other drugs along with the heroin from Hellerud just before he died, so investigators couldn’t prove that his death was directly due to heroin. The drug transaction happened at a gas station on French Island. Hellerud’s girlfriend is serving prison time for the heroin-related death of another Trempealeau County man.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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