Drug overdose call in Yorkville leads to weapons charges
By Erika Wurst email@example.com September 16, 2013 3:17PM
Updated: October 18, 2013 6:16AM
A Yorkville man is facing weapons and drug paraphernalia charges this week after police found a gun and ammunition in his home after responding to a drug overdose call at his residence.
Miguel Lazcano, 22, 2200 block of High Ridge Lane, has been charged with two counts of felony possession of a firearm and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
The charges come about a month after Lazcano and a female were found unconscious and not breathing at Lazcano’s High Ridge Lane home. Paramedics were called to the scene at 5:25 p.m. on Aug. 7 and found Lazcano on the basement floor. The female victim was found in a nearby bedroom.
While they were on the scene, paramedics noticed drug paraphernalia around the basement, court records show.
A syringe was found next to the female victim, and spoons, a lighter, and a marijuana pipe were also within view.
Police asked the homeowner for consent to search the home, which he denied. Police were able to secure a search warrant for the home, and found additional paraphernalia, and the weapon.
Both Lazcano and the female were taken to an area hospital for treatment and observation.