A Springfield man accused of overdosing four times since March 2016 was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week.
James B. Wicks, 59, was indicted on counts of possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs
Springfield Police Division officers were called at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 15 to a home in the 900 block of Cypress Street about Wicks, who had allegedly overdosed on heroin. Wicks also had an active warrant, the report said.
After Wicks was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, officers found a syringe at the scene with blood inside of it. After being taken into custody, police searched Wicks and found a plastic container with a white rock inside. Wicks told police it was cocaine, the report said.
Wicks did not fall under the Good Samaritan Law because he had overdosed previously three times between March and October of 2016 and is also on probation, officers wrote.
The law offers protection from prosecution for those calling for assistance with overdoses if they haven’t reached a certain number of overdoses in their lives.
Others indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court were:
Derek A Borden, 29, 2217 Columbus Ave. in Springfield: possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs
Darlene Putty, 41, 627 S. Burgess Ave. in Columbus: two counts of forgery
William Green, 34, 216 S. Plum St. in Springfield: receiving stolen property
Andrew Peters, 35, 2945 Ashlar Rd. in Springfield: Two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Stacy Strodes, 50: Two counts of violating protection order.
Aalesha Clarkston, 31: carrying concealed weapon, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle
Laquan Jennings, 35: failure to comply with order or signal of police officer
Kendall Baccus, 44, 416 E. Euclid Ave. in Springfield: passing bad checks
Timmie Wells, 44, 403 Montgomery Ave. in Springfield: possession of cocaine
Michael Johnson, 29, 924 W. Pleasant St. in Springfield: carry concealed weapon