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Kenosha woman charged after 5 people overdose, 1 person dies at party, police say

Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:02:13-04

A Kenosha woman was arrested and charged in connection to the overdose of five people at a party, one of whom died, according to a criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, Kenosha police were called to a home on the 8800 block of 17th Avenue on July 28 for a man who was not breathing. A man at the party was performing CPR when officers arrived. While life-saving procedures were being performed on one man, officers saw another man and a woman slumped over nearby and another man crawling on the ground. Police said they all were showing signs of overdose, the complaint says.

The officers gave Narcan to the three individuals and they were revived, according to the criminal complaint. The man who was not breathing when officers arrived died at an area hospital.

A woman, who was at the party earlier that night, was then found in Pleasant Prairie and believed to have taken the same drugs the others had. She was found slumped over in front of her doorway. She was revived with Narcan.

According to the criminal complaint, all five people at the party had taken what was believed to be cocaine, but it appeared to contain fentanyl. While at the residence, officers found baggies of a white, powdery substance, which field-testing said contained fentanyl and heroin. Three people who overdosed told police that the suspect had provided the drugs to the group.

Deborah Turner, 54, was charged for allegedly providing the drugs that led to the overdoses. She was charged with five counts of the delivery of narcotics and four counts of reckless endangerment.

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