Heroin user who survived overdose facing drug charges

A woman who survived a heroin overdose is facing drug charges after a state trooper allegedly found her in possession of a bag of heroin on the day of the overdose, state police said.

Loretta Jane Lenahan, 20, of Granville Summit, overdosed in the back seat of Brielle Alysha Sherman’s car in the parking lot of the Weis Market on River Avenue in Loyalsock Township on April 25.

According to police, the overdose occurred after Lenahan injected “multiple bags of heroin,” police said.

Lenahan has been charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Sherman, also 20, of Tunkhannock, has been charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, police said.

Sherman allegedly admitted she picked up Lenahan and a second unidentified friend “from Mansfield University and drove to the city to purchase heroin,” court records state.

Both Sherman and Lenahan were arraigned by District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and released on $2,500 bail.