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DHS student’s overdose lands 19-year-old in jail

by Scott Murphy Staff Writer

A man implicated in the drug overdose of a female Douglas High School student saw his bail reduced Friday to $25,000.

Nathan Wayne Richardson, 19, of Indian Hills, is charged with sales of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, Vicodin and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. All the charges are felonies.

According to documents filed in East Fork Justice Court, the girl took an ecstasy tablet at DHS given to her by a male juvenile who allegedly bought it from Richardson.

Richardson was appointed an attorney Friday by Justice of the Peace James EnEarl.

Richardson told EnEarl he could not afford a lawyer because he is unemployed.

“The state is alleging you found a new profession,” EnEarl said.

Richardson shook his head in response.

According to information filed in East Fork Justice Court, the ecstasy capsule linked to Richardson resulted in the girl being taken to a hospital Wednesday for treatment for an overdose.

DHS Principal Charlie Condron could not be reached Friday for comment.

Ecstasy is a so-called “club drug,” and is a stimulant that can cause feelings of euphoria.

Richardson faces between one and six years in prison if convicted of the sales charge.

He returns to court Wednesday at 1 p.m.

He was arrested Wednesday evening by agents from the Tri-Net Drug Task Force following an incident involving a female juvenile at Douglas High School.