The same day that a Waupaca woman was convicted for distributing heroin, police and paramedics were called to her home in response to her overdosing on heroin.
Stephanie R. Tankersley, 24, was charged Wednesday, Oct. 21, with felony possession of heroin and felony bail jumping.
At 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Tankersley appeared before Judge Philip Kirk and entered a plea of no contest to a felony charge of delivery of heroin. Kirk accepted her plea and found her guilty.
Tankersley was also convicted that day of identity theft, credit card fraud and two counts of credit card theft. Felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct charges were dismissed but read into the record for sentencing purposes.
She was scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Dec. 8.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Waupaca Police Officers Dan Wasrud and Wesley Zube responded to an emergency call to Tankersley’s home on North State Street. They found Tankersley on the bedroom floor, vomit on her face and arm. She was unconscious and having difficulty breathing.
Paramedics administered Narcan, and Tankersley woke up, confused and agitated.
According to the criminal complaint, Tankersley told the officers she had used about 0.05 grams of heroin that day. She pulled a needle out of her pocket and gave it to Zube.
Tankersley allegedly left the courthouse, then later ran into a drug dealer at the Holiday gas station. She told police he sold her heroin and gave her a needle shortly after 9:15 p.m.
She then walked across the street and went behind the Angelus Downtown Apartments where she shot up the heroin.
About 10 minutes later, Tankersley became ill.