Huber inmate escapes, overdoses in drug treatment facility parking lot

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Patrick Gunther of Mequon, a Huber inmate did not return to jail as scheduled on December 31st, and overdosed in the parking lot of a drug treatment facility.

Wauwatosa police found Gunther in the parking lot and transported him to Froedtert Hospital.

Gunther was convicted of a felony possession of narcotics charge in November. He was granted Huber release for work, treatment and education.

He was also in custody for violation of parole from a misdemeanor retail theft conviction from June of 2012.

This latest case will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for potential charges on the escape and subsequent drug use.