A heroin overdose in Weywauwega has led to drug charges against 27-year-old Derek L. Dankert.
He is charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On June 1, Cpl. Adam Rogge, with the Weyauwega Police Department, was dispatched to a home on West Main Street.
When he arrived, Rogge found Dankert on his back in his bed. His lips were blue and he was unresponsive. Rogge checked Dankert’s pulse. He had one, but it was weak.
Dankert was taken by ambulance to Riverside Medical Center, then transported to an intensive care unit at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.
Investigators report finding a powdery residue on Dankert’s wallet that tested positive for opiates.
Dankert reportedly told Rogge that he snorted a bindle of cocaine the day of the overdose.
According to the criminal complaint, when Dankert’s girlfriend, Tina Waterstradt, 32, Weyauwega, finished work at 2 p.m. June 1. she found Dankert sitting in her car. He said he had met an old friend who provided him with “synthetic” stuff that knocked him back. He then fell asleep.
Waterstradt drove to her apartment on West Main Street. Dankert immediately went to bed, while she ran some errands.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., Waterstradt returned home and was unable to wake Dankert. She then called 911.
Dankert is currently on extended supervision after serving three years in prison for a Brown County conviction of sexual assault of a child. He is also on probation for possession of marijuana and bail jumping. Among the conditions of his supervision, Dankert is prohibited from having contact with Waterstadt.
Waterstadt has been charged with encouraging parole/probation violation.