Nearly Fatal Heroin Overdose Leads To Drug House Bust In Spooner

Officers Administered Narcan: Saved Man’s Life

Nearly Fatal Heroin Overdose Leads To Drug House Bust In Spooner

WASHBURN COUNTY — An investigation by law enforcement that stemmed from a suspected heroin overdose has uncovered a drug house in the City of Spooner, WI.

Law enforcement received a report of a pulseless, non-breathing male at a residence in the City of Spooner, WI on August 3, 2020, shortly before 1:30p, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County.

Spooner Police Department Officers who arrived on the scene found a male, later identified as Dustin Martin, of Cumberland, WI, lying on the floor of the residence. The man’s skin was noticeably blue in color and there was froth around his lips. The man had a weak pulse, but no indication of his chest rising from breathing.

After three doses of Narcan, the man did open his eyes and begin breathing, allegedly stating that he had used heroin. Authorities located two used syringes and a baggie containing methamphetamine in Martin’s pockets. Emergency medical services responded to the scene and Martin was transported by ambulance for medical care.

According to the criminal complaint, one week prior to this incident, officers had responded to a report of another suspected heroin overdose. Officers confirmed that it was the residence of Jeremy Englund, who was on probation for drug offenses.

During a search of the residence, Officers discovered a digital scale and multiple containers holding marijuana as well as numerous smoking devices (many of which tested positive for either marijuana or methamphetamine) including glass pipes, metal pipes, straws, rubber tubing, and a bong. Officers also found multiple used syringes and a dozen used/empty “Narcan” nasal spray.

Jeremy Englund

Englund is charged with Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; Class I Felony Possession of Tetrahydrocannabinols - 2nd & Subsequent; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Online circuit court records show that at a hearing on August 10, 2020, the Court placed Englund on a $1,000 signature bond. Englund made an initial appearance on his felony charges on September 14, 2020, and is scheduled to appear again in October 2020.

Dustin Martin

A charge of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine is filed against Martin, and according to online circuit court records, the Court placed him on a $500 signature bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Court later in September 2020.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Last Update: Sep 29, 2020 12:00 pm CDT

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