34-year-old Greenfield resident overdosed, wife charged with drug-related felonies

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man who overdosed on heroin on the sidewalk in front of his apartment complex faces felony charges, as does his wife, court records show.

First-responders found 34-year-old Corey Moore of Greenfield unresponsive outside his apartment complex in the 2000 block of North East Bay Drive in mid-December, according to charging documents.

A friend of Moore’s, who was with the man when he overdosed, told police Moore had snorted heroin before falling unconscious and collapsing on the sidewalk, court records state.

Greenfield police officers used two doses of Narcan, an overdose-reversing drug, to revive Moore. He was rushed to the hospital for further treatment, treated and eventually released, officials said.

Prosecutors have since filed a pair of drug-related charges against Moore and his wife, Brittney Moore, 26, of Greenfield, records show.

Police say they found several baggies of heroin hidden inside the couple’s apartment. Now, the Moores are accused of illegally possessing narcotic drugs and maintaining a common nuisance, records show.

Corey Moore was taken into custody over the weekend after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, records show. He appeared in Hancock Superior Court 1 Monday and was being held in the Hancock County Jail on a $3,000 cash bond at press time.

A warrant for Brittney Moore’s arrest was still pending at press time.

Police officers responded to calls for help on Dec. 19 regarding a man who had collapsed in front of his building in the Greenfield Crossing apartment complex, according to court documents.

The man, later identified as Corey Moore, was unresponsive, and his breathing was faint, court documents state.

Corey Moore was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital, and police got permission from his wife, Brittney Moore, to search the apartment as part of the investigation, court documents state.

Inside the apartment, officers found two baggies containing brown rock-like substances believed to be heroin, court documents state. One package was located on the bathroom floor, and the other was found in a coat pocket.

Brittney Moore agreed to speak with police about where she and her husband buy their drugs, court documents state.

The conversation was video-recorded for further investigation, charging documents state. No additional details about what Moore told police were included.

Corey Moore faces one Level 5 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug and one Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance.

Brittney Moore faces one Level 6 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug and one Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance.

Level 5 felony counts carry a maximum penalty of six years in prison. Level 6 felony counts carry a maximum penalty of 2½ years in prison.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.