Woman Charged After Overdosing on Heroin in a Sussex Home
Suspect, 24, tells police she had been clean for five months before she began shooting up heroin again.
A 24-year-old woman is facing drug charges after she overdosed on heroin inside a Sussex home in December.
Marlana J. Socha was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of possession of narcotic drugs, one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, she faces up to four years in prison and $11,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Dec. 2, Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the W24800 block of Stonegate Court after Socha had overdosed on heroin and passed out. When officers arrived, Socha was lying on a hallway floor and her mother was attempting CPR to revive her.
Rescue workers arrived and were able to revive Socha, who said she had just shot up $20 worth of heroin. She told officials she had been sober for five months and began using heroin again two weeks before the overdose and now uses the drug four times per week.
Officers searched Socha’s room and found two needles and a Coke can with residue on it, a pipe and a baggie of marijuana.
It should also be noted that Socha had multiple issues with the law since 2007, including:
- Manufacture/Deliver Heroin
- Possession of Narcotic Drugs
- Three Counts of Theft-False Representation
- Disorderly Conduct
- Bail Jumping-Felony
- Resisting or Obstructing an Officer
A warrant has been issued for Socha’s arrest.