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Posted May 20, 2011 | Leave a comment
Authorities search for supplier after near-fatal heroin overdose
By Alex Bridges
WINCHESTER -- City rescue workers used a lifesaving drug to keep a man from dying of a heroin overdose last week.
But authorities now want to know the supplier of the drugs that nearly killed the man.
"After being revived, Watts advised Officers he had used heroin within the apartment complex," the affidavit states. "Through an interview of Watt's girlfriend, Sandra Luckenbaiugh, she advised she had observed Watts snort the heroin."
The witness told officers Watts bought the heroin for $50 from a person named "Nate" who lived at the Monmouth Street address, according to the affidavit.
Upon receiving the information, officers returned to the Monmouth Street apartment but no one answered a knock at the door, the affidavit states. A resident in another apartment allowed an officer into that residence. The officer walked through the apartment to an outside staircase and went to the rear door of Apt. 2 that appeared partially open, the affidavit states. The officer yelled for "Nate" but no one answered. The three officers entered the kitchen threshold to check the security of the apartment, according to the affidavit. At that time an officer saw a syringe on a kitchen shelf in plain view, the affidavit states.
No one was seen inside the apartment, according to the affidavit.
An officer later advised Sgt. Josiah McPeak that Nate Mellon arrived at the apartment while the sergeant attempted to obtain the search warrant, the affidavit states.
Court records and police arrest records show no one by the name of Nate Mellon charged with any crimes as of Monday.
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