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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.

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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.