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Suspected drug dealer charged in La Porte County man's overdose death

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A New Carlisle man has been charged in the death of David Wasielewski who died as a result of a drug overdose, according to court records.

In June 2019, the La Porte County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the death of David Wasielewski, who was found deceased in a garage at his home on N 400 E in Rolling Prairie.

Wasielewski's estranged wife and his grandmother gave deputies consent to search the home. During the search officers located cocaine and paraphernalia, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The toxicology report showed Wasielewski had cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine and other substances in his system when he died. His manner of death was accident and his cause of death was a drug overdose, according to the probable cause affidavit.

One witness told deputies she and several others, including Wasielewski, were at Zachary Born's home in New Carlisle on June 29, and they were all using illegal drugs provided to them by Born, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Another witness told deputies he was at Born's house that night when Born said Wasielewski began acting strangely so they put him in Born's bedroom to calm down. They went to check on Wasielewski and found him deceased on the bedroom floor, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Witnesses told investigators Born and the other witnesses put Wasielewski's body in the back of Wasielewski's pickup truck, covered it with a tarp and drove the body to Wasielewski's home, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Wasielewski's body was then left in the garage, reports said.

Born admitted to investigators he had provided cocaine to Wasielewski on the night of his death, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Born has been charged with one count of dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death.

Born is in custody of the La Porte County Jail on an unrelated matter. He will be transferred to St. Joseph County.

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