A Fitchburg man was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted reckless homicide in connection with two near-overdose incidents, officials said.
The Madison Police Department said 21-year-old Jason D. Russell delivered heroin to two people who nearly died from taking the drug.
When Russell was arrested in Monona Tuesday morning, he had a loaded handgun, heroin and marijuana in his possession, police said.
The arrest was a result of a Dane County Narcotics Task Force investigation.
Police said Russell was tentatively charged with two counts of attempted reckless homicide, delivery of heroin, felony bail jumping, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a probation violation and being felon in possession of a firearm.
Police said detectives continue to follow additional leads that may result in additional charges in the case.