An incident that brought squad cars, an ambulance and other emergency responders to a West Division Avenue address on Saturday evening, March 16, 2019, is an apparent fatal methamphetamine overdose, according to Barron County dispatch logs.
The victim was a 40-year-old man, whom Barron police did not identify, pending an autopsy by the Barron County Medical Examiner’s office.
Dispatch records said a helicopter was summoned to Barron shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, on a report of a “sick person.” The report was later updated to a case of drug overdose/poisoning.
At one point, a Gold Cross Ambulance attendant reported he was driving the vehicle to the Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland emergency room while a colleague was attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim.
By 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, it was reported that the victim had died.
A medical examiner was summoned, dispatch records said.
The incident also included the arrest of a 41-year-old woman, who was taken into custody on unrelated charges, police said. Formal charges against that person were pending as of deadline Tuesday, March 19.
Court records show the woman has a criminal history dating back to 2015.