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Woman ordered held on bond in drug death

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The daughter of a Wisconsin legislator who's worked to stem the opioid epidemic has been ordered held on bond after a court hearing in connection with the death of a pregnant woman.

Brown County sheriff's officials say they are recommending a long list of charges against 28-year-old Cassandra Nygren and her boyfriend, Shawn Gray, including first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs. The two appeared in court Thursday and bond was set at $50,000. Formal charges are expected next week.

Chief Deputy Todd Delain said Nygren and Gray provided the fentanyl that killed Jennifer Skeen, who was about six months pregnant. She died near Green Bay in June. The fetus also did not survive.

Nygren's struggles with drugs have prompted her father, Republican state Rep. John Nygren, to sponsor numerous bills aimed at curbing opioid addiction over the years.


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