Racine police say a 19-year-old Racine man is back behind bars facing drug charges after he was found slumped over from a possible heroin overdose.
Cody Listrom was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with four felony counts of bail jumping, one felony count of possession of narcotic drugs, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 33 years, seven months in jail and/or up to $50,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called Aug. 15 to a residence in the 700 block of Cleveland Avenue for a call of a possible heroin overdose. When officers arrived, a relative of the defendant said they’d been arguing with Listrom because he was just out of rehab and stealing with relatives. After Listrom went to his room, the relative heard a loud thump and went to investigate.
Police say when the relative entered Listrom’s bedroom they found him slumped over and feared another heroin overdose so they called 911. When rescue crews arrived, they administered Narcan to resuscitate Listrom for questioning and transport. Officers say he admitted to buying a quantity of heroin and using too much which resulted in an overdose.
A number of items associated with heroin use were recovered, including a spoon with burn marks on the bottom and a cotton ball in the middle of the spoon, the complaint reads. An amount of heroin was also recovered from the scene.
Listrom was assigned a $5,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Monday and ordered to not possess or consume any controlled substances. He also has to undergo drug testing that is both random and after each court appearance. Listrom’s preliminary hearing is Aug. 27.
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