An alleged heroin overdose has resulted in felony charges against a Weyauwega man.
Edward J. Stemwedel, 22, now faces charges of narcotics possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.
On Oct. 21, Stemwedel appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on forgery charges and was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond.
On the evening of Oct. 22, Weyauwega Police Officer Katelyn Dexter was dispatched to Stemwedel’s apartment on the 100 block of East Main Street in response to an ambulance call. Stemwedel’s girlfriend had called 911 and reported that he had overdosed on drugs.
As Dexter and Deputy Patrick Gorchals entered the stairwell to the apartment, Dexter could hear a man’s voice saying that he hates the police.
According to the criminal complaint, Stemwedel’s girlfriend said Stemwedel had passed out on the couch and she could not wake him. She said she was afraid because he had overdosed on drugs a few weeks earlier and nearly died.
Stemwwedel, however, said he was fine. He denied using drugs and appeared to be OK. The oficers left.
Later that same night, Dexter was called back to the apartment. When she arrived, she found Stemwedel unconscious on the bathroom floor, clutching a burnt spoon with white residue. The white residue tested positive for heroin, the complaint says.