Fatal drug

Several arrests were made following a fatal drug overdose at a Flintville residence early Tuesday morning.

While attempts were made to revive the man with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency responders were unable to save him, according to authorities.

Investigator Mike Pitts had responded to the scene at 84 Flintville Road about 2 a.m. Tuesday and found another individual there, Joshua Ryan Taylor, 37, allegedly in possession of meth in his wallet, authorities said.

Taylor was charged with possession of schedule II meth and possession of schedule II meth for resale. Deputy Jonathan Allen was the arresting officer. Taylor was held at the Lincoln County Jail on $39,000 bond.

Sgt. Pitts said that through the investigation, law enforcement learned that the heroin reportedly used by the overdosed man had come through another subject with an active case against him. The man was identified as Dennis Pokrazywinski, who was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday on Huntsville Highway.

Investigators then went to the suspect’s residence at 24 Clark Avenue where his wife, Catherine Pokrazywinski, 35, also resided.

“There was heroin in plain view,” said Pitts. “She consented to a search, and we found other narcotics.”

Dennis Pokrazywinski, 32, was charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, sale of two counts of schedule I drug and criminal responsibility of conduct to another. He was held at the Lincoln County Jail on $110,750 bond. Sgt. Mike Pitts made the arrest.

Catherine Pokrzywinski was charged with possession of schedule I heroin, sale of schedule I heroin, possession of schedule II and violation of a drug free zone. She was held at the jail on $180,000 bond.  Inv. Nathan Massey was the arresting officer. Sgt. Pitts said he expects there to be additional charges against the couple.

In a separate ongoing investigation and following the execution of a search warrant at 21 TMW Road, investigators charged Dustin Shane McCoy, 35, with allegedly distributing methamphetamine and heroin. During the search there, investigators found that McCoy was in possession of a large amount of meth, heroin and oxycodone pills. He was charged with possession of schedule I, possession of schedule I for resale, two counts of possession of schedule II meth, possession of schedule II meth for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. McCoy was held at the jail on $271,500 bond. Sgt. Mike Pitts made the arrest on Thursday.

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