When Waupaca police responded to a reported heroin overdose, they found an 18-month-old boy at the scene.
Adam D. Hoerres, 25, Waupaca, is charged with felony delivery of heroin and child neglect.
The boy’s mother, Tessa L. Reed, 24, Waupaca, is charged with child neglect.
Roy R. Shook III, 32, Manawa, is charged with felony delivery of heroin.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, Reed called 911 and reported her boyfriend, Hoerres, had overdosed and was lying on the floor. She described him as being purple and not breathing.
Paramedics arrived, administered Narcan to Hoerres, revived him and transported him to the hospital.
Waupaca Police Sgt. Mario Graceffa and Officers Nate Nelson and Brent Wittman were dispatched to the scene.
According to the criminal complaint, Reed told police she was at work when a friend, Roy Shook, called and told her Hoerres had overdosed. She rushed home and called 911.
Reed reportedly told police she saw Hoerres snort a line of heroin as she was getting ready to go to work. She said Hoerres bought two bindles of heroin after he left work earlier in the day, but she did not know who sold it to him, the complaint says.
She had left the child in Hoerres’ care.
Investigators report Shook said he and Hoerres planned to go fishing in Waupaca and bring the child with them. He initially said he did not know Hoerres used heroin at all.
Graceffa asked Shook that if he did not know Hoerres had been using heroin, why did he call and tell Reed he suspected Hoerres had overdosed.
Shook responded that Hoerres told him that he had used a little heroin that day, the complaint says.
When asked why he called Reed rather than 911, Shook reportedly said he thought Hoerres may have just been kidding.
Shook said he had “passed out” on the couch while Hoerres was in the kitchen getting ready to go fishing. He woke up when he heard the child crying, then found Hoerres lying on the kitchen floor, police say.
Hoerres told police he became addicted to pain pills after having two knee surgeries over a year ago, according to the criminal complaint. He said he normally uses Percocet.
Hoerres allegedly picked up Shook after work and asked him where he could obtain some pain pills.
They drove to New London, where a friend allegedly fronted them two bindles of heroin.
Hoerres said he snorted one bindle with Reed, while Shook snorted the other bindle, the complaint says.
When questioned by police, Shook denied selling heroin.