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Story last updated at 8:34 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Police arrest Homer man for selling drugs to girl

By Michael Armstrong
Staff Writer

Homer Police arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly selling methadone pills to a 17-year-old girl. A Kenai grand jury last week indicted Jeremy T. Andrews with two counts of first-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for delivering drugs to a person under age 19 and at least three years younger and one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for possessing and attempting to deliver drugs.

According to a criminal compliant, Officer Ryan Browning wrote that the girl's mother called police about 4:30 p.m. May 25 from the emergency room at South Peninsula Hospital saying her daughter had a drug overdose. The mother said the girl ingested three Xanax she took from her mother. The mother told police her daughter had borrowed her cell phone, and on the mother's cell phone was a May 25 text message from "Jeremy" that read "There's more dones the square ones." "Dones" is street slang for "methadone," a drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Browning wrote that he recognized the phone number on the text message as belonging to Andrews, whose cell phone had been seized in a November investigation and later released back to him. The girl identified "Jeremy" as Andrews, Browning alleged.

The girl said Andrews sold her two 10 mg methadone pills after seeing her on the swings near Ben Walters Park on May 26, Browning alleged. The girl said she and a friend went to Andrews' car and paid him $30 for two pills. The girl also said Andrews had sold her pills about six months ago before she was admitted into a drug treatment facility.

Andrews is at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Kenai.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael. armstrong@homernews.com.