Wife charged during husband’s OD

Shanda Kirby attempted to conceal heroin from authorities

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com




TROY — A Troy woman was arrested after she tried to conceal heroin from police officers as they attempted to revive her husband from an overdose Thursday afternoon.

Troy Police Department officers responded to a report of a heroin overdose at a home on Ash Street.

When police arrived, Shanda Kirby, 58, of Troy, was performing CPR on her husband Jesse Kirby, 50, on the couch inside the home. Officers questioned Shanda about his drug use as they waited for medics.

Before medics arrived, an officer saw Shanda reach in her husband’s pants pocket, retrieve one “cap” of heroin and attempt to conceal it from authorities.

Shanda was charged with tampering with evidence and permitting drug use. Her husband was revived with Narcan, treated and released from Upper Valley Medical Center. Jesse Kirby was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Troy man sells prescription pills near elementary school

On Wednesday, Troy police officers made a controlled buy of Percocet tablets in the 1300 block of Fleet Road, a few blocks away from Hook Elementary School.

Directly after the controlled buy, officers attempted contact with the suspect, Charles E. Thompson. Thompson refused to answer the door for an extended period of time. Officers were later allowed into the residence by his mother, also a resident.

Thompson was located and a consent search of the residence was conducted.

Thompson was taken into custody, processed, and charged with second degree felony trafficking drugs with the vicinity of a school stipulation.

Additional charges are pending completion of this investigation.


Shanda Kirby attempted to conceal heroin from authorities

By Melanie Yingst