Two fatal overdoses reported over weekend

Evidence of opiate abuse found at scene

By Melanie Yingst -

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to two fatal opiate overdoses over the weekend.

On Feb.24, deputies responded to the 2100 block of North County Road 25-A, Troy, on a report of a suspected drug overdose. Upon arrival, a 33-year-old male was found unresponsive in the upstairs bedroom. Troy EMS attempted to revive the male with negative results. A female subject was also treated at the scene for a suspected drug overdose and was transported by Troy EMS to Upper Valley Medical Center.

On Feb. 25, a deputy responded with Pleasant Hill EMS to the listed address on an unresponsive male subject.

Matthew Polson was found deceased in his bedroom laying on the floor. The coroner was notified.

An overdose was also reported in the 3700 block of Burton Road, Casstown, on Feb. 25. The 36-year-old male was revived by medics and treated at the hospital.

The city of Troy reported three overdoses over the weekend, according to Capt. Joe Long.

On Feb. 24, an officer responded to the 500 block of Stonyridge Avenue in reference to a possible drug overdose. The male subject admitted to snorting heroin and meth. Another squad call for the same subject for an overdose was reported on Monday.

On Feb. 25, an officer was dispatched to 104 West Race Street in reference to an assist squad call. Drug abuse charges are being considered for this case pending lab results. Caps were recovered from the scene. The female subject admitted to snorting heroin. She was revived by two doses of Narcan and an IV of Narcan at the scene. She was treated at UVMC. The male subject at the scene said she had been on Suboxone, an opiate blocker, but doctors had recently discontinued her prescription and she had been clean since December.

Also on Feb. 25, an officer responded to the area of East West and South Crawford streets in reference to Christopher Bess, 42, of Troy, passed out in a car at the stop sign. The vehicle was located and stopped. The driver was arrested for possession of heroin and OVI. He was incarcerated.

Evidence of opiate abuse found at scene

By Melanie Yingst