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Teen charged for role in student's overdose

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BRAZIL -- On Monday, a male juvenile was formally charged for his alleged involvement in the Fentanyl overdose of a 17-year-old Clay City girl on New Year's Day.

According to Clay County Circuit Court records, Judge Joseph Trout waived Cody Levi Sebade, 17, Clay City, into adult court on allegations he was involved in the death of Haley Bryan. He was charged with class B felony dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, D felony possession of controlled substance, D felony theft and D felony maintaining a common nuisance.

On Jan. 1, 2010, Bryan, 17, Clay City, died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital of an alleged overdose after she and three friends smoked the drug contained in a stolen Fentanyl Transdermal System pain patch.

During the initial investigation, officials learned Sebade and Jessie Allen Sowers, 18, Bowling Green, allegedly stole a Fentanyl Transdermal pain patch from an undisclosed individual for the group.

Within a few minutes of ingestion, Bryan apparently showed symptoms of an overdose and lost consciousness. The remaining three individuals allegedly drove around county roads in the Clay City and Bowling Green area for almost an hour before deciding to take Bryan to the hospital at 7:30 p.m.

During Monday's court proceedings, Trout appointed attorney Geoffrey Creason to act as public defender in the matter. Sebade entered a not guilty plea on all counts and a jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Aug. 2.

Bond was set at $25,000 with 10 percent allowed. If Sebade is able to bond out, Trout ordered the following conditions:

* That he be placed on electronic in-home detention, and

* He have no contact with individuals in the matter, including the Bryan family and the co-defendants in the case.

On Jan. 14, Jessie Allen Sowers, 18, Bowling Green, was formally charged with (count 1) class B felony dealing or delivering a controlled schedule 1 substance, (count 2) class D felony possession of a controlled substance, (count 3) class D felony conspiracy to commit theft, two class A misdemeanor charges (counts 4 and 5) of false informing and interference with the reporting of a crime and (count 6) a class B misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Attorney Jason Brown is representing Sowers in the matter, which was recently reset for jury trial on Aug. 2.

After receiving a reduced bond of $10,000 (with 10 percent allowed) on Jan. 19, Sowers is currently on electronic in-home detention and ordered to not have any contact with individuals in the matter, including the Bryan family and the co-defendants in the case.

Officials initially confirmed the female suspect was placed on electronic home detention to await further juvenile court proceedings, but no further information is available because juvenile records are sealed.

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Drugs and alcohol sure do generate plenty of news for our community.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 5:53 AM

As it should be readily apparent by this case and other cases in recent history in Putnam County, if you do illegal substances with your friends and you should overindulge to the point of overdosing, your "friends" certainly will not have your "back". They will be way more involved in trying to mitigate their exposure. Had the victim in this instance been taken to the hospital immediately, rather than driven around a car for an hour, and full disclosure made to the medical personnel she almost certainly would not have died. Moral is if you're gonna do drugs, choose your friends wisely.

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 11:26 AM

ex, WTH (What The Heck) are you talking about?

-- Posted by GRNT on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 10:58 AM

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