Wife charged following husband’s heroin overdose

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield woman charged criminally after her husband’s heroin overdose has been jailed.

Brittney Moore, 26, 2043 N. East Bay Drive, Apartment G, was arrested Monday night and faces charges of possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies.

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

First-responders found 34-year-old Corey Moore, Brittney Moore’s husband, unresponsive outside his apartment building, according to charging documents.

A friend of Moore’s, who was with the man when he overdosed, told police Corey 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 later arrested, officials said.

When detectives searched the couple’s apartment, they found several baggies of heroin, charging documents state.

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

Inside the apartment, officers found two baggies containing a brown rock-like substance 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 faces one Level 6 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug and one Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance.

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

Brittney Moore appeared in Hancock Superior Court 2 Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges she faces.

At press time, she was being held in the Hancock County Jail.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.