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.