Mount Jackson man charged with heroin possession

A Mount Jackson man was arrested Friday on several charges pertaining to an incident in December when authorities say he overdosed on heroin.

The defendant, Bruce Myron Wilson, was charged with two counts of possessing heroin and possessing drug paraphernalia. Wilson survived the alleged heroin overdose after receiving a dose of Narcan, a drug used to counteract the effects of heroin.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent to Wilson’s residence at 640 Crooked Run Road on Dec. 13 after taking a report of someone suffering from a heroin overdose.

“These are subsequent charges that came out of that investigation,” Proctor said of the case against Wilson.

Proctor said deputies arrived at the residence and found Wilson “to be unresponsive and EMS personnel administered Narcan.”

Authorities say Wilson walked out of the house to an ambulance, which took him to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

A search warrant document filed in circuit court states that law enforcement officials recovered several spoons, a smoking device and a hypodermic needle at the scene of the overdose.

Proctor said a grand jury indicted Wilson earlier this month, and he turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

Proctor said Wilson, 25, was released from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on $5,000 unsecured bond. His court date is pending.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com