Cops: Ligonier woman arrested hours after heroin OD victim resuscitated |

Cops: Ligonier woman arrested hours after heroin OD victim resuscitated

Paul Peirce

Hours after Mutual Aid Ambulance paramedics resuscitated a Ligonier Township woman from a suspected heroin overdose Thursday, Ligonier police acquired a search warrant and arrested a 37-year-old woman for allegedly supplying the drugs, according to court documents.

Robin D. Gowin was arrested after Sgt. James Friscarella and police dog Kilo searched her apartment and discovered four used stamp bags, a marijuana smoking pipe and hypodermic needles, according to police reports.

Friscarella said in court documents that a man who discovered the overdose victim laying unconscious on a bathroom floor of her Second Street apartment about 4:30 p.m. called police and reported the victim was with Gowin earlier in the day. After the victim regained consciousness, she told police that Gowin provided her with the drugs, Friscarella said.

Police also found an empty stamp bag and hypodermic needle inside the victim’s apartment.

Gowin was arraigned Friday before Ligonier District Judge Denise Thiel on charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was ordered held in the county jail after failing to post $20,000 bail.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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