Arrest follows drug overdose
Waupaca police report finding fentanyl, meth
Ronald K. Knapstein, 29, Waupaca, is charged with possession of narcotics and possession of methamphetamine.
At 11:42 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Waupaca police officers Sam Van Dinter and Brent Wittman were dispatched to a reported overdose on the 300 block of West Fulton Street. The 911 caller said a man was overdosing and turning blue.
Wittman found Knapstein in the bedroom unresponsive and gasping for breath. Wittman administered naloxone nasal spray, but Knapstein’s condition did not improve.
Van Dinter administered a second dose of naloxone.
According to the criminal complaint, Van Dinter found a small plastic bag with 0.6 of white crystals that tested positive for meth and a second bag with 1.5 grams of a brown powder that tested positive for fentanyl.
Knapstein has been released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond.
Prior criminal cases
On July 8, 2020, Waupaca County Judge Vicki Clussman sentenced Knapstein to two years in state prison after he was convicted of second-degree reckless endangerment and his probation revoked for possession of methamphetamine.
Knapstein was released from prison on extended supervision on Nov. 3, 2021.