Two charged with drug possession at airport headed for trial

MILWAUKEE -- Two people charged with possession of narcotic drugs after an incident at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport were in court for their preliminary hearing Tuesday. They are Mark Berzill and Ashley Kollath. The two waived their preliminary hearing, and will head to trial.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, a caller reported a man unconscious in need of medical attention in a parked car at the airport. That man was Berzill. The complaint indicates Berzill just returned from vacation and injected heroin that was brought to him by Kollath. Inside the car, there was also a child.

Sheriff’s deputies searched the car Berzill and Kollath were in. There were several needles in the center console and other heroin-use paraphernalia scattered throughout the car. Kollath told deputies she brought the heroin for Berzill but also intended to shoot up with it.

If convicted, Berzill and Kollath each face up to three-and-a-half years in prison and $10,000 in fines.