MLT Woman Dies of Heroin Overdose, Friend Arrested for Supplying


A Mountlake Terrace woman, 45, died Thursday night after smoking heroin supplied by her friend. Mountlake Terrace Police say that the friend, Kimberly Hiscott of Lynnwood, brought heroine to her friend’s apartment where both of them smoked the substance. Hiscott was arrested Thursday and is under investigation of controlled substance homicide. Hiscott was released Friday after making a brief court appearance.

The Herald has more:

Hiscott reportedly told detectives shortly after she arrived at her friend’s apartment, the women went into a bedroom to smoke a “gooey” black ball of heroin. Her friend took two hits and she had one. They sat on the bed, watching television. Within several minutes her friend said she was tired and then fell off the corner of the bed, landing face down on the floor, according to the search warrant. Hiscott reportedly told detectives that she assumed this was normal behavior for her friend.

She said that her friend’s son arrived home about 20 minutes later. He knocked on the bedroom door to give his mom a prescription he’d picked up for her. He noticed that she looked pale, rolled her over and noticed she wasn’t breathing, according to the search warrant. He began CPR under the direction of an emergency dispatcher.

Paramedics also tried to revive the woman but she died at the scene.

Read more at the Herald.

In December 2009 a there was a similar case in Mountlake Terrace. A Mountlake Terrace man, Joshua Knox, was arrested and convicted of controlled substance homicide in the death of Bridgette Johns. Knox was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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