Two charged in overdose death of Plover man
By Joe Bachman
PLOVER — Two have been charged in the reckless homicide death of a Plover man in May.
According to police reports, on May 4, authorities were called to an apartment on the 3500 block of Willow Drive in Plover for what would be the heroin-related overdose death of 23-year-old Alejandro James Lovett. Detectives were in contact with Lovett on May 3, in which they were informed that Lovett was asked to give the defendant, 39-year-old Craig Reynolds, a ride to Milwaukee to purchase heroin.
After a search warrant of Reynold’s home in Stockton on May 5, they would find quantities of Acetylfentanyl, fentanyl, and quinine, in similar foil wrappings as they would find at the scene of Lovett’s home. Reynold’s acquaintance was also at the scene during the search warrant, who later cooperated with authorities to reveal the Milwaukee source.
Police would locate text messages on Lovett’s phone from Reynolds to confirm the setup of obtaining heroin from Milwaukee.
(From Reynolds to Lovett) “Would you be down to take me and angel (acquaintance) to the mill tomorrow if our ride can’t do it? You would be compensated well with free stuff and course we take care of gas. let me know either way bud…thnx!”
Through a search on Facebook, authorities would identify the Milwaukee source known as “Chase” as 35-year-old Jeremy Zanders. He was eventually taken into custody, and his next court appearance is slated for Sept. 4.
Reynolds makes his initial appearance in court on Aug. 13.
Both men face up to 40 years imprisonment for the charge of reckless homicide by the delivery of drugs.