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Charges filed in another JC heroin overdose

A Jefferson City woman has been charged in connection with a weekend heroin overdose.

Court records show Danella Churchill, 47, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

According to police reports, on Saturday, at about 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to a medical emergency call at 411 Hickory Street, where Churchill lives.

When they arrived, they found an unresponsive 49 year-old Jefferson City male resident and two other persons, one of whom was administering aid to the 49 year-old.

Cole County EMS was summoned to the scene, and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was stabilized and treated.

While the initial investigation led to information that the victim was possibly drunk, officers were able to determine that the victim had taken heroin, at which time he went unconscious.

A search of the residence found a number of drug paraphernalia items including a spoon with burn marks and drug residue as well as two syringe caps.

A capsule containing morphine was also seized as well as a metal grinder with marijuana residue.

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