WARSAW — A Warsaw woman was recently arrested after a person under the age of 18 overdosed at her residence.
Andrea Lyn Allen, 43, 2233 E. Jefferson St., Warsaw, is charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony.
On March 10, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s officer went to a residence regarding a possible drug overdose. Upon arrival, the officer found a person under the age of 18 lying on a floor. According to court documents, the person was awake but gray in color and was lethargic, with very slow and slurred speech. There were several juveniles present at the home.
The officer spoke with a woman at the scene, who said she received a phone call about a person overdosing and went to the residence. One juvenile at the scene said she saw one of the other juveniles place pills in the person’s mouth and that she had to physically take pills away from the person so that they wouldn’t take anymore.
After EMS units removed the person from the residence, the homeowner, Allen, entered the living room. Allen said she was asleep after working third shift and that when she came home from work, there were several juveniles in the home.
Allen told the officer that if she ever sees juveniles doing things at her house that “they shouldn’t be doing,” she always yells at them.
Allen has pending charges in a criminal case for possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent and possession of paraphernalia. These charges stem from a separate investigation of drug activity at her residence on Jan. 3. In that case, officers were called to conduct a welfare check on a juvenile left at the residence with drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view.
Court paperwork did not indicate whether the person who overdosed survived.
For the March 10 case, Allen was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 6, with a $5,500 surety and cash bond.