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A Waukesha woman will be sentenced in March for her role in the fatal drug overdose of her nephew, whom she gave prescription pills to the night he died.

Susan Johnson, 56, pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of manufacturing or delivering schedule II narcotics on Jan. 3 in Waukesha County Circuit Court. She's scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, court records show.

Johnson was originally accused of first-degree reckless homicide for giving her 39-year-old nephew, Shawn Petrie, three Adderall pills the night he died in March 2015.

A criminal complaint said Johnson and Petrie took the Adderall together after drinking at Petrie's Waukesha apartment in the 1600 block of Swartz Drive.

A medial examiner later determined Petrie died of an oxycodone intoxication.

Johnson reportedly woke up early in the morning on March 21 and noticed Petrie wasn't breathing. She said in the complaint that she waited three or four minutes before calling police after making that discovery, and when questioned about why she hesitated could not provide an answer.

She told officers in the complaint that she visited Petrie that night with the intention of sharing the Adderall with him.

The reckless homicide charge, which was filed against her in July 2015, was reduced as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.

Johnson is facing up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

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