A 31-year-old woman from Manitowoc is facing drug charges after a 28-year-old man reportedly died from heroin toxicity while he was present in her home. The charges against the woman include two misdemeanor charges for obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as a felony charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place.
According to officials, the charges against the woman stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 26 when officers responded to a residence on Jackson street after receiving a call that a man at the home was not breathing and was unresponsive. During an interview with the woman, police state that she allegedly told them that she and the man frequently snorted the drug heroin in her home and had been doing so for approximately three to four months. This also included several times on both July 25 and July 26.
The woman allegedly told police that she would, on occasion, purchase heroin from a person located in Manitowoc. Another person who was interviewed by police during the investigation reportedly told investigators that the 28-year-old man would also travel with him and the woman to Milwaukee to purchase the drug.
During a search of the residence, police recovered several items of drug paraphernalia on the premises. A subsequent autopsy later revealed that the man had died as a result of heroin toxicity. The woman was scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 1.
Defendants who are facing drug charges such as maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia may find it beneficial to seek counsel from an experienced Wisconsin criminal attorney.
Source: htrnew.com, "Manitowoc woman, 31, charged with maintaining drug trafficking place" Nov. 29, 2014