SALINE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on drug distribution charges.
Just after 10:30p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were dispatched to the 2500 Block of South Ohio in Salina for a person in medical distress, according to Police Detective Sergeant David Villanueva. Preliminary indications were that the woman was overdosing on an opiate.
Investigators determined that Johnathan Scott Richardson, 30, Abilene, had injected the woman with heroin. The injection was consensual, Villanueva said. When she began to crash, Richardson called 911.
Paramedics were able to revive the woman, who was then taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Police arrested Richardson on requested charges of distributing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of opiates, and endangerment