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26-year-old Holmen woman pleads not guilty in drug death



A Holmen woman pleaded not guilty in La Crosse County court Wednesday to a reckless homicide charge in a drug-related death.


Rachel Brockway will be scheduled for trial in the 2023 death of a male friend.

The 26-year-old is accused of supplying heroin, apparently mixed with fentanyl, to the victim, who died after taking the drug in a local parking lot back in February of last year.

A medical examiner testified at a previous hearing that the man died after using a combination of drugs.

Brockway remains in the La Crosse County jail under a $200,000 cash bond. Her next court hearing is March 28.

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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