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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska teenager allegedly injected with heroin by a 26-year-old man died Thursday, almost a week after suffering the drug overdose, Anchorage police said.

    Jena Dolstad of Anchorage had been listed in critical condition since she was taken to the hospital last Friday with a drug overdose. The 14-year-old died at the hospital shortly after noon Thursday, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said.

    Sean Warner is under arrest on charges of delivering a controlled substance to a minor at least three years younger, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and evidence tampering. With the girl's death Warner now faces additional charges, including manslaughter, said assistant District Attorney Regan Williams. The case is still in the "investigatory stages," he said.

    "There's an awful lot of work involved," Williams said. "Beside the sadness of the situation, (the death) does make it more serious."

    According to charging documents filed before Dolstad died, two other men went with Warner to pick the girl up the evening of Dec. 22 and take her back to Warner's home to hang out.

    Warner was sharing a gram of heroin with the men, and the girl said she was willing to try something "new" but didn't want to inject herself, according to the court papers. Warner tried to inject the girl, but failed, so he had her lie down on his bed and hold out an arm, then used his belt as a tourniquet and shot 25 to 30 units of heroin, taking several times to find a vein, the papers say.

    The two witnesses told authorities they left the girl - identified as J.D. in court papers - on the bed and found her the next morning, face down in her vomit.

    "They felt for her pulse, sat her up, and grew concerned at her condition and upset at Warner's ambivalence," the documents state.

    Warner initially did not want to call 911 because of fears authorities would find drugs, and instead gave the teen Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opiate addicts, according to the court papers. He called 911 after the girl began to convulse a couple of hours after he gave her the Suboxone, the papers say.

    Warner locked his bedroom door, and responding officers didn't search it when he told them it was his roommate's room, the documents state. After police left, Warner and one of the witnesses put needles and other "related evidence" into a box then dumped it behind a trash bin at a nearby business, according to the papers, which say police later recovered paraphernalia including syringes.

    Dolstad was found to have heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in her system when she was brought to the hospital, charging documents said. Medics told authorities she had sustained damage to her brain and heart.
    Authorities have said the heroin used is known on the street at "China White," considered more potent than common tar heroin.

    Warner also is charged with theft, accused of stealing a $900 surveillance system from Costco on the same day he took the girl to his home, according to the documents. He is being held on $100,000 cash bail.

    A telephone message seeking comment from Warner's public defender wasn't immediately returned Thursday.

    ChicoER 29th Dec 2011


  1. Knowledgeismydrugofchoice
    Manslaughter charged after teen dies of drug overdose

    Anchorage, Alaska -- A 26-year-old Anchorage man who police say injected a fatal dose of heroin into a 14-year-old girl Dec. 22 has been indicted for manslaughter, according to the Anchorage District Attorney.

    Sean Warner already faced a drug-related felony for shooting up Jena Dolstad and is now charged with causing her death.

    Police say Warner was sharing a gram of a particularly potent form of heroin known as "China White" with several people, including Dolstad, who did not want to inject herself, police said. After a few attempts, Warner shot her up while the girl laid on his bed, and a witness found her face down in vomit the next morning, according to charging documents.

    Hours later, Warner called 911, and paramedics rushed Dolstad to a hospital, the charges say. Police say an officer later found drug paraphernalia that Warner tried to hide behind a nearby restaurant. Dolstad was kept alive by a ventilator for about six days and died Dec. 29, police said. A friend described her as an aspiring lyricist and said she was a freshman at Service High School.

    Warner's aunt and uncle said Warner is a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    He faces a possible prison sentence of seven to 11 years, a fine of $250,000 or both if convicted of manslaughter, according to the District Attorney's Office. Warner is also charged with first-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, which carries the possibility of five to 99 years behind bars, and evidence tampering, with a possible sentence of zero to five years.

    By Casey Grove
    Anchorage Daily News
    Published: January 4th, 2012

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  2. Knowledgeismydrugofchoice
    Man charged in drug fatality may have injected 2nd teen girl

    HEROIN: Police say suspect in fatal overdose gave drug to another girl.

    An Anchorage man accused of shooting up a 14-year-old girl with a fatal dose of heroin last month had earlier injected a 17-year-old girl with the powerful opiate, according to police.

    Sean Warner, 26, was indicted this week for manslaughter and other related charges in the death of Service High freshman Jena Dolstad. Warner injected Dolstad on Dec. 22, and she died six days later, police said.

    According to the indictment, Warner also allegedly shot up another teenager during the week before Dolstad's overdose. Warner injected the 17-year-old multiple times, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said Wednesday. The girl was not hospitalized as a result of the heroin, Parker said.

    Detectives learned of Warner's second alleged victim as they looked into Dolstad's death.

    "Through the investigation, they discovered there was potentially another victim out there. The investigation continued, and they found her," Parker said.

    Dolstad's death is a unique case, Parker said.

    "I know that kind of thing's happened, but we haven't had, in recent history, a case where somebody injected another person with drugs and the person died," he said.

    Along with the manslaughter charge, Warner faces two counts of first-degree misconduct involving a controlled for allegedly injecting R.H. and Dolstad and one count of tampering with physical evidence, according to court records.

    By Casey Grove
    Anchorage Daily News
    Published: January 5, 2012
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