Tyler Pope, left, and Aaron Wilson

Tyler Pope, left, and Aaron Wilson

Two Washington men have been charged in connection with overdoses earlier this week.

Aaron E. Wilson, 25, and Tyler Quinn Pope, 23, were both charged Tuesday in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one felony count of delivery of a controlled substance. 

The two were arrested in Washington Tuesday by Washington police and the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit.

Washington Detective Sgt. Steve Sitzes said Wilson and Pope were believed to have sold drugs to two people who overdosed. Billy Snow Jr., 25, was found dead Monday in the bathroom at Dairy Delight. 

Another person, a woman, overdosed at the Washington Public Library. She survived after a Washington police officer administered Narcan, a nasal spray that is administered in each nostril during an opiate overdose.

Sitzes said the drugs are believed to be either heroin laced with fentanyl or pure fentanyl. 

Washington Police Chief Ed Menefee said officers were concerned a bad batch of drugs was making its way around town and wanted to find the source before there were more overdoses. He said extra manpower was put into locating the source.

Police said the suspects were spotted at the Washington Public Library with the woman who overdosed. It is believed Pope “facilitated” the sale between Wilson and Snow. 

Sitzes said more charges could be pending after an autopsy and toxicology report are completed on Snow.