Four people face criminal charges as a result of a heroin overdose and a search warrant executed in Waupaca on Tuesday, April 14.
Clayton S. Vomberg, 22, Iola, is charged with delivery of heroin, second-degree reckless injury and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kayla N. Smith, 21, Waupaca, is charged with child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Britanny K. Durrant, 27, Waupaca, is charged with second-degree reckless injury, distribution of heroin, drug trafficking and possession of heroin with intent to delivery.
Christopher M. Fisher, 28, Waupaca, is charged with drug trafficking and child neglect.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, Officer Paul Benzschawel and Sgt. Mario Graceffa were dispatched to a home on the 100 block of North State Street in response to an heroin overdose.
When they arrived, the officers found a 51-year-old man standing outside, holding a 2-year-old girl who was crying.
Inside the house, they found Smith lying on the bathroom floor and a syringe on the vanity.
The man holding the crying child said Vomberg and Smith had come to his house to see his roommate, but his roommate was not home. While they were talking on the porch, Smith asked to use the bathroom and they went inside.
While he was playing with the child, the man heard Vomberg yell for help, then call 911. He took the girl outside so she could not see what was happening with her mother.
According to the criminal complaint, Vomberg told Benzschawel that he and Smith purchased three bindles of heroin at Durrant and Fisher’s home, which is located about two doors down from where police found Smith.
Paramedics revived Smith, and Graceffa spoke to her in the back of the ambulance. She told Graceffa that she shot up a bindle of heroin, about one-tenth of a gram, and accidentally overdosed, the complaint says. She also said Vomberg paid for the heroin with money he borrowed from a friend.
At 11:27 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, Waupaca police, county deputies and agents with the state Division of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant at Durrant and Fisher’s home on North State Street. They seized 2.5 grams of heroin and a glass vial of Naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of a heroin overdose.
Sgt. Kevin Studzinski, with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s office, questioned Durrant’s 9-year-old son.
According to the criminal complaint, the boy told Studzinski that his mother went into the spare room on the west side of the house to use drugs and was spending more and more time there.
He also reportedly said his mother needs help because drugs are bad and can make people die.