Mount Pleasant police say a 29-year-old man is facing drug and escape charges after overdosing on heroin and walking away from the hospital.

Scott Bugalecki was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of escape, two felony counts of bail jumping, and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 18 years, one month in prison and/or up to $30,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 10:08 p.m. Aug. 11 to Bugalecki’s home after a relative called to report that Bugalecki may have overdosed. When officers arrived, they found him on his back, and he was breathing. They administered Narcan, and rescue crews from South Shore Fire Department took over once they got on scene.

Police say they located items commonly associated with smoking heroin, and Bugalecki admitted doing heroin before he was dropped at home by the individual who may have supplied the drugs. Officers placed Bugalecki in custody after he was transported to the hospital then stationed themselves outside the curtained area in the emergency room where Bugalecki was being monitored.

When officers went to check Bugalecki’s pants for any contraband, he was no longer in the bed. Surveillance cameras showed him leaving the hospital at 11 p.m., the complaint reads. Police called his cell phone and were buzzed into his apartment after they arrived.

Bugalecki remains in the Racine County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond and will next be in court Aug. 31 for his preliminary hearing.

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