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Ashtabula woman arrested in connection with three drug overdoses


Tackett’s suspected heroin supplier taken into custody.

William A. West

ASHTABULA_The Ashtabula City Police Department executed a search warrant about 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5839 Ogden Ave. The search warrant stems from several overdoses that occurred in the City of Ashtabula .
There were several warrants from multiple agencies for suspect Karen Tackett.

Heroin was discovered along with cash during the search. Several items taken into evidence indicate that Tackett was trafficking in drugs.
Evidence obtained in the search lead to the arrest of Tackett’s suspected supplier by the Ashtabula Police Detective Bureau. This individual resides in Cleveland and was found to be in possession of suspected heroin. He is now in our custody at the Ashtabula City Jail.
The investigation stems from the triple overdoses that occurred in our city. One of the three overdose victims remains hospitalized. Further charges will be forthcoming.

The Ashtabula Police Department in conjunction with the Ashtabula County Overdose Task Force are taking this epidemic seriously.The investigations are lengthy, but have been very successful when it comes to the prosecution of drug dealers.


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