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Two charged after youth overdoses on heroin in Palos Hills

Updated: December 3, 2012 6:37AM



A Palos Hills man and a Hickory Hills woman each was charged with endangering the health and life of a child after a juvenile overdosed on heroin last week in a Palos Hills home, police said.

Matthew Lefebvre, 19, also was charged with possession of drug equipment, according to a news release from Palos Hills police. He and Nicolette Martinu, 20, are next due in court Dec. 5 at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview, police said.

About 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26, police responded to a call for an ambulance for a juvenile who overdosed in the 11100 block of South Helena Drive, police said. Upon entering the home, police found syringes, small baggies, a spoon and metal pipes in plain view in Lefebvre’s room, police said.

Martinu told police she bought heroin after Lefebvre gave her the money to do so. She told police she saw Lefebvre and the juvenile go into the bathroom with the heroin, and Lefebvre later admitted giving heroin to the juvenile, police said.

The victim did not die, but police had no information on her condition Thursday, Palos Hills Deputy Police Chief James G. Boie said.

A drug sweep Thursday morning at Stagg High School in Palos Hills involving canine units and multiple police departments was unrelated, Boie said, calling it a routine occasional check.

Staff reports



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