A Merrill woman charged in connection with an Oct. 5 heroin overdose is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.
Kristine Woellner, 20, is charged with counts of manufacture/delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance on or near a park, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree recklessly endangering safety, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Merrill Police were called at 7:21 p.m. regarding a pulseless, non-breathing female found in an outside bathroom at a gas station on South Center Avenue. The 33-year-old Iron Mountain, MI woman was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill, where she was revived and released the following day.
The Iron Mountain woman and a 50-year-old Niagara man had picked up Woellner and an unknown male in Crandon earlier that day and driven to Merrill. According to court records, Woellner had injected the woman with herion in the gas station bathroom. When she became unresponsive, Woellner and the unknown male fled the scene in the 2001 Chevy Blazer belonging to the Niagara man.
The stolen Blazer was located unoccupied in the City of Tomahawk Oct. 7. Merrill Police investigators were able to locate Woellner and she was taken into custody. The unknown male has yet to be identified or located.
The Niagara man, who remained at the scene, was later taken into custody for possession of a schedule II narcotic (Ritalin) without a prescription. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond following an initial court appearance.