Authorities suspect heroin in Mount Jackson overdose
WOODSTOCK – Authorities are investigating what they believe to be a heroin overdose case in Mount Jackson where an unconscious victim was revived by an ambulance crew.
The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Bruce Myron Wilson of Mount Jackson.
A search warrant affidavit filed in Shenandoah County Circuit Court states that Sheriff’s Office deputies were sent around 8:30 a.m. Saturday to 640 Crooked Run Road where they found EMTs “attempting to revive Wilson who was breathing but unresponsive.”
A woman at the scene identified in the search warrant document as Molly Osbourne told EMTs and deputies that Wilson arrived at the residence late at night and later fell off the bed.
The affidavit states: “She immediately suspected a heroin overdose as Wilson is known to her to be a heroin user, and Osbourne herself is a recovering addict.”
EMTs revived Wilson with a dose of Narcan, a drug used to nullify the effects of heroin and similar opioid drugs.
Wilson walked out of the house to the ambulance, the affidavit states.
A search warrant inventory lists several spoons, a smoking device and a hypodermic needle among items seized from the residence.
Capt. Wesley Dellinger of the Sheriff’s Office said he had no further information on Wilson’s condition, but was confident he had survived.
Dellinger said the investigation was likely to produce charges, although none have been filed so far.
“Typically in cases like this, there will be charges,” Dellinger said. “It’s just a matter of putting pieces of the puzzle together.”
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