Heroin Overdose Leads to Whitefish Bay Drug Bust

A 19-year-old Whitefish Bay man and a 20-year-old West Allis man have each been charged with possession of narcotics.

A 19-year-old Whitefish Bay man who overdosed on heroin and his friend who fled the scene with heroin and paraphernalia are both facing charges in connection with the incident.

Patrick Kottke, 19, of Whitefish Bay and Aaron Schultz, 20, of West Allis have each been charged with one count of possessing narcotic drugs. Kottke has been charged with possessing oxycodone, and Schultz has been charged with posssessing heroin. If convicted, each man faces a maximum sentence of $10,000 in fines and 3 1/2 years in prison.

Whitefish Bay police responded to the 800 block of Glen Avenue at 5:44 p.m. Friday to assist Kottke, who had overdosed on heroin, according to a criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Courthouse. Kottke had been doing heroin at his parents' house with Schultz, who fled the scene after calling 911.

Schultz told police that he and Kottke did a hit of heroin at a dealer's house, then drove to pick up new needles and pick up another friend, the complaint said. Once they arrived at Kottke's house on Glen Avenue, Kottke did more heroin and the three men smoked marijuana.

Kottke later told police that Schultz prepared the heroin and "shot" him up with heroin because he could not locate his own veins. Kottke stated that he had picked out a large chunk of the heroin asking Schultz for a "little more" as he did not want to "wake up" after taking the hit. After taking a hit, Kottke laid back in his bed and his eyes began to roll back. Schultz started calling friends to see if anyone had Narcan – an opiate antidote – but was not able to find anyone, according to the complaint.

After calling 911, Schultz ran southbround through yards on Glen Avenue and Lake Forest Avenue. A firefighter ran after him and caught him in the 800 block of Lake Forest Avenue. After a struggle, firefighters and police officers were able to place him in custody.

When searching Schultz, officers found a brown paper bag containing eight hypodermic needles, 16 alcohol wipes, a blue rubber tourniquet, a cell phone, a digital scale and a used hypodermic needle containing a small amount of brown liquid, the complaint said. In his pocket, officers found a small amount of heroin folded up in a piece of paper.

Kottke, meanwhile, was unconscious on his bed, but became alert after North Shore Fire Department paramedics administered Narcan. Kottke was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment.

NSFD also found a 500 mg Oxycodone pill next to Kottke on the bed. Kottke told police the pill did not belong to him, although he admitted to illegally obtaining the drug in the past.

After a fatal overdose in Ozaukee County earlier this month, Ozaukee County Sheriff's Lt. Rodney Galbraith and supervisor of the drug task force said that drug use in southeastern Wisconsin is at an all time high.

"I don't think there's any question in my mind from the amount of information that I review during my course of duties of supervising our (drug task force) that the use of heroin and the potential for heroin overdose deaths is the worst I’ve ever seen it," he said.

Kottke will appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 for a preliminary hearing; Schultz is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14 for his preliminary hearing.

Harry January 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Whitefish Bay will be the next Detroit
Absolutelyfabulous January 14, 2013 at 02:44 AM
Marge- You're kidding, right? You are so wrong on every front. What is your reality? All you have to do to get a glimpse of what goes on in your beloved hometown is do a search on Patch for Heroin, Drugs, Cocaine, Pot, Marijuana, Crack, Methamphetamine and good old Alcohol. Take some time to scroll and read through the stories that have littered this publication over the years. Oh, and those are just the ones who were stupid enough to get caught. The girl who was left on a driveway in WFB was a lifelong WFB resident and her dealer that night lived on Berkeley just north of Hampton. Oh, and if you don't think that drugs are rampant in WFB as well as Shorewood and the other communities, then you have some serious denial issues. I was visiting some friends this weekend and this situation came up. W/in the past couple of years, 1 kid down the block from them, Berkeley Ave just south of Silver Spring, died from a heroin/drug overdose and another just up the block overdosed as well. As for Silver Spring, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and buy up these vacant properties and you can give the spaces away for free, that would surely facilitate filling up all those empty spaces. I hope I haven't taken away any of your time from Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh.
A WFB Resident January 14, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Absolutelyfabulous has hit the nail right on the head, although you missed one more on Berkeley who gave heroin to a gal in Wauwatosa and she died. She just wasn't as pretty. He was also dealing. Don't forget about the marijuana grower (with a child in the WFB School system) on the corner of Berkeley and Hampton. Marge might not know these things because she doesn't travel to the "codfish" section of the bay. And to answer the question above. Yes after all of the above mentioned the ordinance was changed that the parents will be responsible. So the question here is, did the WFB police follow protocol and issue a ticket to the parents or did they pull their I'm a lawyers, doctor, self important person and I will sue you to the cops that they didn't enforce that ordinance that was put in place to protect the rest of us.
concerned parent April 09, 2013 at 08:05 PM
We caught this little sicko with our teenage daughter!! He has been begging her for money and trying to sell her drugs! Thank God, the little sicko is being sentenced for the felony charges on Monday! They need to lock him up and throw away the key!!!
Lyle Ruble April 09, 2013 at 11:05 PM
I raised my two youngest on the North Shore and drugs have been and will continue to be available. It doesn't matter which village or community you live in, drugs are there. Drug usage has nothing to do with SES, there is a certain percentage that will experiment with drugs and alcohol, and of that percentage a group will become drug dependent. Is the North Shore Communities in the midst of a drug epidemic; absolutely not! Have the drugs of choice changed, probably. The opiates and synthetic opiates have had a resurgence in popularity. If you follow drug usage cycles, all drugs have cycles of popularity and then fade from popularity only to reemerge as a future generation rediscovers them. People need to keep it real and not get overly excited about some well publicized incidences. Oh, and by the way; the reason people use drugs is they make you feel good! My advice is to take a 'chill pill' and effectively parent your own children, that will do more to curb drug use than any demand for community action.


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