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Caledonia Fire DepartmentAn 18-year-old Caledonia man is facing felony drug charges after he overdosed on heroin, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Domenic Basile was charged with possession of narcotics, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a controlled substance.

If convicted, Basile faces up to four years, two months in prison and fines up to $12,000.

According to a report by the Racine County District Attorney’s office, Basile overdosed on heroin and was unresponsive when officials from the Caledonia Fire and Caledonia Police departments responded.

Rescue workers administered Narcan, a drug used to counteract the effects of opiate overdose, and Basile started moving and breathing on his own. The Caledonia Fire Department transported Basile to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospital. Several used needles, a spoon with black soot, a scale, alprazolam, rolling papers, mariana and a small amount of heroin was found in Basile’s room.

A cash bond of $2,500 was set. Basile is expected to be in court at a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Racine County Courthouse.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

One reply on “Man Charged With Felony Drug Charges After Heroin Overdose, Police Say”

  1. It’s an epidemic that seems to permeate virtually every community. Boy, we need to start talking about it.

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