BG man faces drug charges after overdose death

Local police have reported two overdose investigations in the past few days.
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 3:19 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - On Feb. 22, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mount Oliver Road for a fentanyl-related overdose.

Upon arrival, Narcan and CPR were administered to the victim with no response. Jeffrey Wilson, 33, of Bowling Green was pronounced deceased.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for an address associated with this case investigation on Gunsmoke Trail Way.

Upon the execution of the search warrant, detectives seized Methamphetamine and Fentanyl from within the residence.

Kevin Watwood, 43, of Bowling Green, was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on charges of Trafficking in Fentanyl and Possession of Methamphetamine.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Brett Hightower, Sheriff of Warren County, said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force are working diligently to get these drugs off the streets, and trying to prevent any future overdose deaths.

”It is not us against people who have drug addictions. We want to help them as best as we can,” said Hightower.

“We can try to help guide them to resources that are available to assist them getting off of these drugs, but when we have somebody who dies from it, that is a crime. We are going to investigate those crimes vigorously to make sure that we also go after those people who are dealing in these deadly drugs.”

Hightower said if anyone witnesses a crime regarding someone selling, possessing, or using drugs like Fentanyl, to go to their website and leave an anonymous tip.

”I can tell you, from a law enforcement perspective, we will investigate these vigorously. We will search out and find those people responsible for these deaths. We want to bring closure to the families of those that have died, and we will use every means possible to make sure that gets done,” said Hightower.