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Another heroin overdose and more drug-related arrests in JC

At about 3:15 a.m. Friday, Jefferson City police officers responded to a medical emergency call in the 2600 block of Sue Drive.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a 26-year old male had overdosed on heroin. Cole County EMS responded and transported the subject to a local hospital for treatment.

During their initial investigation, officers located signs of narcotics usage and a quantity of narcotics paraphernalia.

Consent to search was denied by the resident and the owner of the home, and therefore officers obtained a search warrant.

During the service of that search warrant, officers located a wide variety of used narcotics paraphernalia, as well as marijuana.

A 22 year-old male Jefferson City resident was arrested for possession of Paraphernalia, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

The victim, a 26 year-old male Jefferson City resident, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of an heroin overdose.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Jefferson City police arrested two suspected heroin dealers on outstanding warrants.

Mark A. Conn and Zachary A. Williams were both arrested on charges, and are currently being held in the Cole County Jail on $100,000 and $50,000 bond respectively.

Warrant charges include 3 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) Near Public Housing, 1 count of Deliver/Manufacture Imitation Controlled Substance, and 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Both are persons of interest as part of an ongoing investigation relating to area heroin sales and the increase in overdoses/deaths in the Jefferson City area.

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