3 heroin overdoses reported in less than 5 hours

By Ryan Carter - ryancarter@civitasmedia.com

Three separate heroin overdoses in a span of less than five hours were reported in the City of Washington Court House Wednesday.

The first report came to the Washington C.H. Police Department at 3:53 p.m. as officers and Fayette County EMS were called to the area of Leesburg Avenue and Draper Street for a suspected heroin-related overdose. EMS workers administered Narcan – a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose – on a female, who was revived.

During the police’s subsequent investigation, Jaimie D. Merritt, 24, of 713 Church St., was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired, according to reports.

Then at 5:44 p.m., police and EMS again were called to a suspected heroin overdose at 716 E. Market St., authorities said. Narcan was again administered, reviving a female. Ashley Stubbs, 31, of 711 Briar Ave., was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments, and possession of drugs – Schedule 2.

At 8:46 p.m., Narcan was administered for a male at 648 Yeoman St. on another heroin-related overdose report. Police arrested Quention T. Knapp, 33, on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court.


By Ryan Carter


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