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Moore headed to trial on charge of supplying drugs that led to neighbor’s overdose death



A La Crosse man pleads not guilty to a charge of reckless homicide, for allegedly delivering drugs to a neighbor who died from an overdose. 


Moore will need a court-appointed lawyer, since the attorney who represented him in La Crosse County court is withdrawing because of a large caseload.

In court on Thursday, Dr. Reade Quinton, a Minnesota medical examiner, said it appears the woman died accidentally.

“There were two main drugs that were contributors, both fentanyl and methamphetamine,” Quinton said during Zoom testimony. “There’s no way to necessarily separate which one contributed more, but both of them were contributors.”

La Crosse police investigator Andrew Tolvstad testified that Moore reportedly made frequent drug deliveries to the neighbor by meeting her at a fence.

The defense attorney for the preliminary hearing, Joe Randtke, argued that the evidence wasn’t strong enough to implicate Moore in the woman’s death.

He claimed the prosecution was automatically blaming Moore when they didn’t know exactly how something happened.

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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  1. Jordan Nash

    March 25, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Moore Jr is innocent. ???? Was not in town the day the woman overdosed. Wasn’t the supplier.

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