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Overdose Call Leads to Charges for Muskego Man

Police and EMTs responded to an overdose call in March 2012, saving the 32-year-old man's life, but he is now charged for possession

Muskego Police responded to a call of a possible overdose on March 15, 2012, and found a 32-year-old man unresponsive in his bedroom. Tess Corners rescue arrived on scene and were able to resuscitate the man, but he now is facing multiple charges of drug possession in Waukesha County Circuit Court. 

According to the criminal complaint:

Police arrived on the scene of Joseph Plemons' home shortly after midnight, and after the man was resuscitated, they spoke with his wife, who said she found a heroin cooker and cap for a syringe on their dresser. She said her husband had a history of using the drug over the past ten years, and had recently gotten out of rehab. 

A search of the room also uncovered four small "bricks" of heroin and a bottle containing Alprazolam and methadone, but no proof of prescription, according to the report.

Later the defendant admitted to police that he had used heroin twice in the past few days, and in one of the instances his 3-year-old was in the room with him. He told police he liked using heroin to "cope with stress."

He is charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of illegally obtained prescriptions, and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of $11,000 in fines and approximately four years in prison. He also could lose his driver's license for up to five years.

Sheepshead February 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM
why is this being reported now?
The Warrior February 25, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Because he was just charged...
Denise Konkol (Editor) February 25, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Warrior is correct. Some of these charges in cases come more than a year after the incident. Depends on what the DA needs to see before issuing charges.
Wowzza February 25, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Maybe seeing this and the possible consequences of this man's actions will help make a young person think twice about trying this shit in the first place! How many more lives will be ruined or lost by drugs?
sanchez February 25, 2013 at 07:43 PM
^^Lives ruined by drugs or the mans own decision to use drugs? Do you blame guns for shootings? Or spoons for obesity? Cars for car crashes?
Wowzza February 26, 2013 at 01:44 AM
@ Sanchez I don't blame the gun, I don't blame the car or the spoon. I blame the miss use of these things. A lid may choose to get high for fun or because his buddies are doing it and then the drugs becomes, no longer a choice. It becomes a need... And maybe, just maybe this report will put a little fear into, even just one kid so that he makes the right choice and saves just one life. drugs, especially heroin is stealing innocence and lives daily. I personally have friends who have lost their child to it.

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