A 14-year-old girl injected with a strong form of heroin by a 26-year-old man has died, Anchorage Police said Thursday.
The girl, who was identified as Jena Dolstad, had been in critical condition since state prosecutors alleged Sean Warner injected her with a dose of "China White" heroin at his Turnagain home last week.
Warner was charged Sunday with misconduct involving a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and evidence tampering.
According to state prosecutors, Warner and his 21 and 22-year-old friends, who are now cooperating as witnesses, picked up Dolstad on Thursday night, Dec. 22.
Anchorage Police said, according to the witnesses, Dolstad had agreed to try heroin but was afraid to inject herself, so Warner attempted several times to inject her.
The next morning around 9:30 a.m. Friday, the witnesses found Dolstad face down in her own vomit.
Warner and the witnesses had different approaches to treating Dolstad. In the charging documents, the witnesses said they intended call 911, but Warner did not want police to find his drugs.
At 1:30 p.m. Friday, Warner placed a Suboxone tablet under Dolstad’s tongue. She began convulsing when he called 911. Suboxone is a heroin substitute presribed to health providers to drug users coping with heroin addiction.
After the girl was taken to the hospital, state prosecutors alleged Warner of getting rid of evidence in a McDonald’s dumpster.
Warner was also charged with stealing a $900 surveillance system from Costco on the same day he brought Dolstad to his home. The witnesses told police that Warner gave the suveillance to an unknown man in a green truck.
Warner remains in jail. His bail conditions were set at $90,000 and he must have a court appointed supervisor because he is considered a flight risk.