MOSCOW MILLS- An O’Fallon, Mo., woman now faces drug charges after investigators said she sold heroin to her father, who overdosed and had to be treated at a hospital.
Jodi L. England, 26, of the 200 block of Tyndale Drive, was charged in Lincoln County Circuit Court with delivery of a controlled substance and marijuana possession.
The incident happened on Friday at Steve England’s home in the 100 block of Briarwood Drive in Moscow Mills.
According to court documents, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department detective went to Lincoln County Medical Center to speak with Steve England, who was being treated in the emergency room. England told the detective he had used heroin that day and had used heroin about three times during that week. He told a detective his daughter had sold him the heroin for $10, police said.
“He said he knew his daughter was a heroin addict and he wanted to do heroin too,” said Major Kurt Venneman.
The detective spoke with Jodi England, who allowed him to search her vehicle, court documents say. In the trunk he found a red book bag, which included several syringes, a spoon, and several capsules which included trace amounts of heroin.
England admitted she provided her father with the heroin after he asked her on several occasions for it, and that she injected him with it, which caused his overdose, police say. England, who is in his early 50s, has since recovered, police say.
Venneman says the sale between family members didn’t surprise him. “It’s pretty common, to be honest with you. Heroin is just that drug that controls people so much, they’ll do anything to family, friends, people they don’t know. It’s a brutal drug.”
Jodi England was being held on a $20,000 cash-only bail.