DUBOIS – A possible drug overdose has resulted in charges against a DuBois woman.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office Aug. 5, Jessica Dodreen Ward, 43, 147 Hanes Dr., Apt. 55, DuBois, is charged by the Sandy Township police with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
According to the affidavit, police were called to 147 Hanes Dr. for a cardiac arrest. While en route, the officers were alerted by County Control that the incident may be the result of a possible drug overdose.
The officers entered the apartment and found a woman, later identified as Ward, sitting up and speaking with the paramedics. As the paramedics were speaking with Ward, she retrieved two boxes, one containing Ward’s prescriptions and a second, which contained two syringes, an orange container with an unknown liquid and a small, clear bag containing yellow pills.
When asked by the officers what the pills were, Ward allegedly answered “Benzos.” Ward also allegedly told police she did not have a prescription for the pills.
The pills were later identified as clonazepam, a Schedule 4 narcotic. Ward was evaluated and taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for treatment.