Guilty plea in 2022 drug overdose death
By Eileen Persike
RHINELANDER – One of two people arrested last fall in connection with the drug overdose death of an
Oneida County man a year ago, has pleaded guilty to being a party to the crime of first degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs.
Malik I. Jones, 24, was sentenced today in Oneida County Court to three-and-a-half years in prison, followed by eight years extended supervision. He will be credited with 353 days served in jail.
Charges of felony bail jumping, possession of THC, with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver were dismissed in a related case. Jones entered into a Deferred Entry of Judgment on charges of possession with intent – schedule IV drugs and possession with intent to deliver narcotics.
District attorney Michael Schiek argued Kyle J. Polinski, 29, died April 18, 2022, after Jones and Jasmine M. Lariviere, 24, delivered a substance containing fentanyl to Polinski’s home.
Lariviere remains charged with being party to the crime of first degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs. Her next court appearance is June 16; a three day jury trial is scheduled for July.
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