SYRACUSE — Three Syracuse men are facing drug charges after officers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman, who was later pronounced deceased.
Robert C. McKibben, 54, 311 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Shane Ashley Holloway, 52, 311 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, both level 6 felonies.
Charles Richard Losee, 53, 311 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony.
On Aug. 25, medical personnel responded to a residence in Syracuse regarding a report of an unresponsive woman, who was later pronounced dead.
According to court documents, while responding to the residence, officers found drug paraphernalia in a bathroom. McKibben, Holloway, and Losee were all at the home upon officers’ arrival. McKibben and Losee both refused consent for the residence to be searched and did not wish to speak with law enforcement. Holloway did not want the residence searched but agreed to speak with law enforcement.
Holloway said the woman was in the bathroom when he came home. He said this was odd because Losee typically drove the woman to work around that time. Losee then called Holloway and asked where the woman was. When Losee asked to speak with the woman, Holloway went to the bathroom door and attempted to talk with the woman, but didn’t receive a reply.
Losee then came to the residence, and both Losee and Holloway broke into the bathroom. The two men found the woman unresponsive. Losee began CPR while Holloway called 911.
In his interview, Holloway said several times it took medical personnel 30 minutes to get to the scene. However, a 911 call log showed it only took EMS seven minutes to get there. Holloway would also occasionally evade the officer’s questions by telling non-pertinent stories about how good a person he was.
Holloway also said no one spoke openly about drugs in the home and that he had never seen anyone in the residence use drugs.
Upon obtaining a search warrant for the home, officers found drug paraphernalia with marijuana residue and a hotel key card that tested positive for meth.
A Syracuse Police officer said in March and April, the Syracuse Police Department responded to McKibben’s residence regarding a drug overdose. In both of those incidents, Losee was the person who overdosed.
At the time of this incident, Losee had an active criminal case for possessing meth and paraphernalia. He also has prior convictions for dealing and possessing meth.
McKibben has a prior conviction for maintaining a common nuisance in 2007.
All three men have already been arrested and have initial hearings at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.