Meth bust follows OD
A man out on bail for narcotics charges was arrested after he overdosed.
Orland O. Marotz Jr., 45, Waupaca, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.
On the afternoon of March 14, Waupaca police officers and paramedics responded to a 911 call reporting a possible drug overdose in an apartment at the Waupaca Hotel.
When Detective Sgt. John Helgeson and Officer Nicole Hahn arrived, they found Marotz lying on the floor.
Marotz was conscious but had difficulty talking or understanding directions. He was initially unable to stand.
As the ambulance workers were treating Marotz, Helgeson found a used syringe on the floor. He moved the uncapped needle to the top of a small, waist-high refrigerator for safety reasons.
On top of the refrigerator, Helgeson found a spoon with a partially hardened gel. He also found another syringe and two plastic gem bags with white crystals.
According to the criminal complaint, the crystals and the gel tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
Moratz appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on March 9 for an arraignment on narcotics charges. He was released on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he not possess any illegal drugs.