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Incident TypeDrug Investigation
Incident Date07/26/2014 - 5:32 PM
Address4902 Verona Rd. (Speedway)
ArrestedAndre D. Bowman, age 40, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Delivery of Heroin and for a Parole Violation.
DetailsShe had driven her son from Stoughton to a West Side Madison gas station late Saturday afternoon so he could collect money after a winning a bet, at least that is what the 30-some-year-old told his mom.
The son went inside, and was gone several minutes, when police cars suddenly arrived.
The mother sat outside in her van as worry began to set in - something might be wrong. She was right, for inside her son was down on the floor, not breathing, and officers were in the process of saving his life.
They located the concerned mom and let her know her son was now in the good care of Madison Fire Department paramedics. She told them how he had battled against heroin; fought hard, been through rehab, and really felt the opiate monkey was finally off his back. And yet for some reason, on this weekend afternoon, he relapsed.
Officers were able to look at store surveillance footage. It showed her son meeting outside of another door with a dealer who had arrived in a van, driven by a woman, and filled with children.
Images record the son going into a bathroom, coming out, and collapsing.
Utilizing the video, officers were able to get a good description of the suspect and the van in which he was traveling. It was spotted just before 8:00 p.m. as the driver parked in the 6900 block of Odana Rd.
She, the suspect, and the children were on their way to a nearby pizza party.
He ended up in jail, the victim in a hospital bed.
It is just one of many heroin stories that impacted Madison this past weekend. Overdoses are so common that most no longer make news; however, first responders and families know well the epidemic has not subsided.
Released 07/28/2014 at 12:54 PM by PIO Joel Despain
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