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Teen dies of heroin overdose, Port Angeles man arrested

May 16th, 2013 - 5:36am

(Port Angeles) -- A Port Angeles man has been arrested after a teenager died from what police say is a heroin overdose.

Tuesday afternoon, PA police and fire crews responded to a 911 call at a house in the 700 block of South Ennis Street.

17-year-old Maceo X. Niehaus had not been breathing for up to 45 minutes. Medics were unable to resuscitate Niehaus and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

But police say Niehaus took heroin earlier in the day provided to him by 18-year-old David Zavodny. Zavodny was arrested for controlled substance homicide and delivering drug paraphernalia to a minor.

In the last ten days, Port Angeles Fire and Police personnel have responded to five reported heroin overdoses.

Two other unrelated instances also occurred Tuesday and in three of the five instances paramedics found the patients in full cardio-respiratory arrest.


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