Man Buys Heroin in Huber Parking Lot, Overdoses Minutes Later
Illinois man overdoses a half hour after being release from jail.
A 31-year-old Bellville, Ill. man is facing felony charges after he overdosed on heroin he bought from a man in the parking lot of the Waukesha County Huber Facility just minutes after being freed from the jail.
Timothy N. Johnson was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:32 p.m. Monday, Waukesha police officers were called to the parking lot of Kohl’s Department Store where they found Johnson passed out in a car with an irregular pulse. His girlfriend was with him and denied any medical conditions or drug use, but rescue workers suspected an opiate overdose and revived him with a Narcan pen.
Johnson’s girlfriend told police he had been released from the Huber facility at 4 p.m. and she came to pick him up. She said he asked to borrow money, then went into a gas station before coming back to the car where he began to have a seizure, so she panicked and pulled into the Kohl’s parking lot.
However, she then admitted he asked for money right when she came to pick him up, disappeared in the parking lot of the facility before coming back to the car, then injecting himself with heroin. She said she took his heroin kit and hid it in her purse before officers arrived at the scene.
According to the complaint, Johnson said he bought $20 worth of heroin in the parking lot of the Huber Facility from a guy he met May 30 while going through intake.
He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $1,000 bond.