Grand jury indicts man in Cincinnati hospital overdose case

Wesley Landers appears in court during his arraignment, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Landers, of Trinity, Ala., was arrested on charges of possession of drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons while under disability and possessing drug abuse instruments, after he was found unresponsive the day before in the bathroom of his 7-month-old daughter's hospital room with a heroin syringe in his arm, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. His wife, Mary Landers, 31, also of Trinity, was found dead of an apparent overdose in the same hospital room.

CINCINNATI (AP) – An Alabama man has been indicted in Ohio on charges stemming from his apparent heroin overdose in a children’s hospital room where his wife had an apparent overdose that was fatal.

A Hamilton County grand jury indictment charges Wesley Landers with heroin possession, possessing drug abuse instruments and carrying a concealed weapon. He has been jailed on similar charges since Jan. 7.

Police say he and Mary Ann Landers were found unconscious at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where their 7-month-old daughter had undergone surgery for a congenital throat problem.

Landers is from Trinity, Alabama. Court documents say he had a heroin syringe in his arm and a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his pants pocket.

He’s being held on $400,000 bond. His attorney hasn’t returned a call placed Friday seeking comment.

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