Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Two Alaska men charged in teen’s fatal drug overdose
Two men were indicted by a grand jury Monday on charges related to the death of 14-year-old Jena Dolstad, who was injected with a fatal drug dose days before Christmas 2011.
Sean Michael Warner, 28, was previously charged by the State of Alaska, and he now also faces six federal charges: drug trafficking resulting in death, distribution of heroin resulting in death, distribution of heroin and methamphetamine to a person under 21 years of age, drug distribution near a school, and maintaining a drug house near a school.
The grand jury also charged another man, Max Raymond Jewett, 36, for alleged drug trafficking and distribution related to the case .According to the indictment, unnamed “others” may have been invovled with the death of Dolstad, who was allegedly taken to a party at Warner’s Turnagain home on Dec. 22, 2011.
“The young girl had agreed to try something ‘new’ as witnesses phrased it,” said Anita Shell, Anchorage Police spokeswoman, describing the girl’s desire to inject heroin. “But she was afraid to inject herself. So he attempted to inject her several times, but was unsuccessful.”
State charging documents indicate Warner’s first attempt was on the bathroom floor. That is when, prosecutors say, Warner had her lay on his bed and, while using his belt as a tourniquet, injected 25 to 30 units of the morphine-like drug into her arm.
She had an adverse reaction, according to the documents, and witnesses described attempts at CPR to help the girl’s breathing, but she continued struggling. At one point she reportedly began convulsing. It took Warner four hours to call 911, prosecutors said.
According to the documents, she had four different substances in her system: heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.
Shell said the girl died a week later from complications.
Warner is fighting the state charges.
Source: fav-meth-head-of-the-day.com “Two Alaska men charged in teen’s fatal drug overdose,” August 30, 2013.