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Prison Ordered for Rhinelander Heroin DealerSubmitted: 09/07/2012

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com

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RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander heroin dealer is heading to prison for the better part of the next decade.

You won't believe what he did to try and hide criminal evidence - and it includes eating his own feces.

Rogerick Simmons is one of the six Rhinelander people arrested in May for using and dealing heroin.

Friday, he was sent to prison for six years on his two felony charges.


Oneida County prosecutors told the court it shouldn't be lenient on Simmons because of his shady character.

For example, when police tried to catch him with heroin, he swallowed it.

Then,

"The police took him to the hospital, where he was administered a laxative, so that he would defacate the evidence. He did. The laxative worked. He then reached into his own feces, extracted the heroin, and swallowed it a second time," said Assistant District Attorney Scott Moller Friday in court.

Judge Patrick O'Melia shot down the idea that, after a list of crimes in his life, Simmons was simply a victim of bad circumstances too often.

"There's a point in time when, it's not the hanging around with the wrong people, Mr. Simmons, it's that you are the wrong people. Everybody says that you're the wrong people when they're in court," O'Melia said in sentencing.

Simmons will serve four years of extended supervision after his six years in prison.

This will be the 45-year-old's fourth time in prison.

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