SARASOTA, Florida — Whoops.
A Florida woman who was caught on tape asking her jailed boyfriend how best to dilute her heroin, was charged with manslaughter for later giving a man a dose that killed him.
Police say it turns out 25-year-old Melissa Winings gave the victim a shot of Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is far more powerful than heroin.
The case dates back to August 2016, when cops were called to a Sarasota home and found a 34-year-old man dead of an overdose.
Cops say that according to the dead man’s brother who called 911, Winings said “I gave him [the victim] “H” [heroin] and he overdosed.”
She than ran off on foot, leaving behind her vehicle and keys. Detectives executed a search warrant on her car and say they found close to five grams of heroin.
Further investigation uncovered the fact that Winings had recently called her boyfriend, Robert Rigby, 42, at the Sarasota County Jail where he is serving time on drug charges.
A review of the call and others, which were recorded, revealed that the two discussed recent overdoses and how Winings could make her drug supply less potent.
In September, Winings was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin for the dope cops found in her car. Winings also had ecstasy, Cocaine and Xanax, cops say.
In February, the medical examiner determined that the victim had died from an overdose of Carfentanil and Winings was subsequently charged with manslaughter . She is being held at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.