PIQUA — A Wapakoneta woman has been charged with first-degree felony involuntary manslaughter and fifth-degree felony trafficking drugs in connection with an investigation of a death reportedly caused by a drug overdose.
Karmen M. Henhiser, 30, of Wapakoneta was charged on Saturday in relation to the Jan. 3, 2016 death of Benjamin Jacomet.
This information was released in a statement from the Piqua Police Department detailing their new overdose reduction strategy. The press release states, “The Piqua community is well aware that the national/state heroin problem is drastically affecting lives here in Piqua. They are now looking towards our department to work hard and find new techniques to battle the problem”
“It doesn’t matter how many times someone has overdosed, or how many community and family resources have been invested trying to help them,” said Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison, “we are trying any tactics that appear to be effective to eliminate heroin overdose deaths in Piqua.”
The statement goes on to explain that the Piqua Police Department’s “Patrol and Investigation Divisions are working closely together in the investigation of every suspected overdose death in the city. If evidence of a crime that contributed to the death can be determined, prosecution will be pursued.”
Henhiser is currently incarcerated in the Miami County Jail, awaiting arraignment. The Piqua Police Department’s investigation into the overdose death is still ongoing.
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