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Man jailed in heroin death


July 8, 2015

IRONWOOD — A suspect is incarcerated in the Gogebic County Jail at Bessemer for delivery of heroin, causing death, in Ironwood.

According to Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio, a 911 call was received around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, saying there was an unresponsive 32-year-old man at 610 E. Oak St.

IPSD officers, along with Beacon Ambulance personnel, responded, and first aid and CPR were administered to the unidentified 32-year-old man until ambulance personnel arrived.

The suspect who allegedly dropped the victim off at the house fled the scene on foot, according to DiGiorgio.

The 32-year-old was later pronounced dead at Aspirus Grand View Hospital.

A search warrant was obtained and the suspect was located and incarcerated in the county jail, DiGiorgio said.

He said the IPSD was assisted by the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department and the Gogebic-Iron Area Narcotics Team, which is made up of area law enforcement officers.

A charge of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) causing death was forthcoming and other charges were possible, DiGiorgio said.

The names and more information will be released once the suspect is arraigned in Gogebic County District Court and the decedent’s family is notified.


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