Two charged after response to overdose

Two Nashville residents are facing criminal charges after police were called to a possible drug overdose in November.

Police and EMS responded to a home in the 1700 block of Orchard Hill Road on Nov. 8. Baron Wendling, 37, told police he had attempted to give the overdose victim three doses of Narcan, according to a probable cause affidavit by Nashville Police officer Brenton Barrow. Narcan reverses an opiate overdose.

Wendling said that he and Ashley Elkins, 25, of Tuckaway Ridge Road, had taken two hits of Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, through a straw and that he had thrown the rest of the Fentanyl in the yard because he did not want to get into trouble.

Barrow and officer Michael Williams were unable to find the remaining Fentanyl, the report said.

Nashville Police Assistant Chief Tim True searched the home and reported finding two straws with residue and several pieces of foil with residue in Wendling’s bedroom on top of his dresser.

True also found two needles on the dresser. One had been used for the Narcan and the other was unused and capped, the report said.

Elkins was charged Jan. 11 and Wendling was charged Jan. 18 with possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.