Marysville News

Fatal overdose brings indictments


Three people are in the Tri-County Regional Jail after being indicted in the drug death of a Marysville man

Scott Yasko, 40, died April 14 from a drug overdose at his Marysville home, authorities said. Yasko had methadone and oxymorphone in his body, according to Union County court documents.

A Union County grand jury recently returned indictments for involuntary manslaughter in Yasko’s death against Jennifer Bittinger, 29, and Breanna May, 27, both of Marysville, and Marcus K. Wallen, 31, of North Lewisburg in Champaign County.

The three are accused of selling the drugs that caused Yasko’s death; they were arrested Monday, July 7.

Lynette Lowe, Yasko’s sister, told WBNS-10TV that the three should be held accountable in his death. “I’m sure they do realize now, and I’m sure they are sorry for what they did, but there isn’t enough sorry to bring my brother back,” Lowe said.