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Fugitive captured in teen heroin overdose case

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Ted Sullivan
June 12, 2009
— Police on Thursday arrested a former Milton woman they say was on the run after three teens overdosed on heroin.

Lori C. Bone, 32, formerly of 438 Woodcrest Lane, Milton, is expected to appear in Rock County Court today following her arrest on charges of possession of heroin, failure to render aid, contributing to the delinquency of minors and contributing to truancy of a child, Milton Police Chief Jerry Schuetz said.


Bone was arrested Wednesday near the Milton Post Office after an anonymous tipster told police Bone might return from Michigan for checks mailed to her former home, he said.


Bone told police she knew three teens had overdosed on heroin, Schuetz said.


She didn’t call police, the teens’ parents or seek medical treatment for them, he said.


“She said the incident was somewhat chaotic,” Schuetz said. “She had determined that they had used heroin, and she called in sick to work.”


Bone told police she fled to Michigan out of fear she would face criminal charges, Schuetz said.


She pulled her child out of school and never enrolled the child in Michigan, he said.


“She had told us that she wanted to get her son reconnected with some family members she had there,” Schuetz said. “She did admit to leaving for fear of criminal charges as well.”


The teens overdosed May 16 after a 15-year-old boy claimed he stole heroin from Bone’s bedroom, he said.


Bone denied that claim, but she said she used heroin that day, Schuetz said.


The boy took the drugs and shared them with two friends, he said.


The teens snorted the heroin in the home and went to an area park, Schuetz said.


While at the park, the teens began to suffer from overdose symptoms, including vomiting, he said.


Another teen happened to be at the park and saw the kids vomiting, Schuetz said.


He suspected the teens were overdosing on heroin and called a man he knew was a heroin user, he said.


The heroin user arrived at the park with Narcan, a drug used to revive victims of a heroin overdose, Schuetz said.


The user gave the drug to one of the teens who was unconscious, and the teens later returned to the home where they got the heroin, Schuetz said.


Another adult with knowledge of the incident called police, he said.


All three teens were treated and released at area hospitals, Schuetz said.


Police asked the Rock County District Attorney's Office to charge a 15-year-old Milton boy with felony distribution of controlled substances to minors, he said.


The Rock County Special Investigations Unit helped with the investigation.


Bone remains in the Rock County Jail pending her initial appearance in court.



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