Two face charges after heroin overdose

jail barsSunshine Ketchum, 27 of Racine has been charged with Manufacture/Deliver Heroin (<3g), Six counts of felony bail jumping, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of THC (2nd+ Offense) and 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. Her initial appearance is scheduled for June 11th.

Ashley Miller, 22 of Racine has been charged with two counts of Manufacture/Deliver Heroin (<3g), three counts of felony bail jumping, and one count of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. She is being held on $3,500 cash bond after making her initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 25th.

According to the criminal complaint on June 8, 2015, at 2:54 p.m., City of Racine Police Department officers and Racine Fire and Rescue responded to the 1000 Block of Park Avenue, in the City of Racine,, for a report of a heroin overdose. Officers arriving on scene located the patient who was blue and barely breathing and the defendant.

Racine Fire & Rescue Paramedics began attending to patient on the scene and administered Narcan in an attempt to reverse what appeared to be an opiate or heroin overdose. The patient was subsequently transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for treatment.

The complainant states that Investigators at the hospital. The patient stated that he was out drinking and sent a text to Sunshine Ketchum in order to meet up with her for her to buy heroin. He picked up Ketchum who then called to meet for the heroin.

The patient stated that he drove around the block and parked along the curb when Ketchum mixed up one of the bags of heroin in a small container, cooked it, loaded a syringe and then injected him with the heroin. The patient immediately felt an overwhelming sense of the fact that the heroin was too strong and states that he got out on the sidewalk to walk around and then the next thing he remembers is being in the ambulance.

According to the complaint Ketchum where she told Investigators what had transpired and added that she saw that the patient was not responsive and then she called 911.

Ashley Miller was taken into custody after being identified in a photo line up.