Watertown man who supplied lethal dose of heroin will spend 20 years in prison, police say

Watertown man who supplied lethal dose of heroin will spend 20 years in prison, police say

Terance Jannke, 50, of Watertown, was sentenced in Dodge County Court Monday to 20 years in prison for supplying a lethal dose of heroin that ultimately led to the death of Holly Nehls, police said in a release.

Jannke supplied the heroin to Gabriel Brandl, who then injected Nehls with the drug. According to officials, it is Wisconsin law that any person connected to the delivery of a drug that later causes a death can be considered responsible.

Brandl was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in November 2016.

Police report that Jannke was also convicted of maintaining a drug-trafficking place and possession with intent to deliver heroin, following a trial that took place in October. He was given concurrent sentences for these charges. Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg prosecuted Jannke in that trial, officials said.

Multiple heroin users took the stand and stated that Jannke was their longtime heroin dealer and that they regularly bought drugs from him in his Watertown mobile home, according to the release.

Klomberg reportedly told the court at sentencing that Jannke had a history of selling drugs and continued to sell drugs after the death of Nehls.

Judge Joseph Sciascia ordered Jannke an additional 10 years of extended supervision after his time in state prison is completed.

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