The Merrill Police Department is investigating a suspected heroin overdose involving a 33 year-old woman from Iron Mountain, Michigan that occurred in an outside bathroom at a local gas station during the evening of Saturday, October 5, 2013. The female was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill and released the following day.
On October 7, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the 2001 white Chevy Blazer was located in the City of Tomahawk. The vehicle was unoccupied. Merrill Police investigators were able to locate Kristine M. Woellner a suspect in this case and she was taken into custody on several charges related to this incident. Woellner is expected to appear in Lincoln County Circuit court for an initial appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 8, 2013. The unknown male has yet to be identified or located.
A fourth person involved, a 50 year-old male from Niagra, Wisconsin was later taken into custody on Saturday for possession of a schedule II narcotic without a prescription. That male had an initial appearance on Monday