Suspected overdoses lead to several related arrests
The Multi-Area Narcotics (MAN) Unit has announced several drug-related arrests following the investigation of two recent suspected heroin overdoses.
On Thursday, MAN Unit agents assisted the Defiance Police Department at 1016 Grove St., where Chadwick Wiseman, 37, 308 Fourth St., Defiance, was found suffering from an alleged overdose. Wiseman was treated at a local hospital and released. Agents located suspected heroin at the scene. A case file will be presented to the Defiance County prosecutor’s office for presentation to a grand jury.
On Friday, MAN Unit agents again assisted the Defiance Police Department at 218 Corwin St., where Jessica Lavigne, 33, was found suffering from an alleged overdose. Lavigne was treated at a local hospital and released.
Lavigne and Shuntel Tilot, 22, 218 Corwin St., were both arrested for possession of heroin and child endangering.
They are being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO), rural Stryker, awaiting their appearance in Defiance Municipal Court.
The investigation of those two alleged heroin overdoses resulted in the execution of a search warrant at 1221 Ayersville Ave. on Friday by MAN Unit agents with the Defiance Police Department. This search resulted in the arrest of Martin Alejo, 33, and San Juanita Kimmet, 32, who were charged with possession of heroin.
Alejo was also arrested for warrants out of Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Benjamin Smith II, 31, 08306 Ohio 15, Defiance, was also arrested at the Ayersville Avenue address on a probation violation and a charge of possession of methamphetamine. A case for possession of heroin on Melissa Simonin, 36, 735 Walnut St., Paulding, will be presented to the Defiance County prosecutor’s office.
Alejo and Kimmet are being held at CCNO while Smith is being held at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office pending their initial appearances.
MAN Unit agents were assisted at the search by the State of Ohio Adult Parole and Probation and the Defiance County Job and Family Services child protection unit, Defiance police and the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office.