JASPER COUNTY — A medical emergency turned into the arrest of a 29-year-old Wheatfield man on June 17.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Department says Brett W. Volk was charged with possession of a narcotic and possession of a hypodermic syringe – both Level 6 felonies – after police received a medical emergency call at an address about six miles northwest of Wheatfield.
When deputies arrived, they found Volk lying on a couch and first aid was administered.
As medics attended to Volk, deputies found a used hypodermic syringe next to him. In the pockets of his shorts, the police also found a small folded piece of paper with a grayish powdery substance inside.
The substance later tested positive for fentanyl/heroin.
Volk refused further treatment by Wheatfield Ambulance personnel and was later told he would be arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail. But on the way to jail, deputies noticed that Volk did not appear to be in good physical health and he was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance.
Once cleared, he was then taken to jail where he faces the two felony charges.
Arrests and criminal charges are just charges. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court.