Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two People Allegedly Linked to Fentanyl Overdose 


Two people have been arrested for allegedly dealing fentanyl to a 37-year-old Glenoma man who overdosed on the drug on Tuesday. 

The man was transported to Arbor Health Morton Hospital after responding deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office administered agency-issued Narcan — a medication that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose — and he is expected to make a full recovery, according to the sheriff’s office. 

During their investigation, deputies connected the fentanyl to Jordan M. Gillispie, 31, of Glenoma, and Heather M. Azevedo, 37, of Randle. Deputies executed a search warrant on Gillispie’s residence and found “a small amount of fentanyl pills and several items of drug paraphernalia,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. 

Gillispie was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail just after 8:15 p.m. on June 7. 

A search warrant on Azevedo’s residence resulted in the discovery of 48 fentanyl pills and about 5 grams of methamphetamine, as well as additional drug paraphernalia and cash, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Azevedo was arrested and was booked into the Lewis County Jail just before 3 p.m. on June 9. 

Azevedo is accused of delivering the fentanyl to Gillispie, who then allegedly delivered the drug to the Glenoma man who overdosed, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Both were scheduled to appear in Lewis County Superior Court for drug delivery charges on Friday. 

“This was excellent work by our deputies,” Sheriff Rob Snaza said in a news release on Friday. “From administering life-saving efforts to following the supply-chain involving this extremely dangerous controlled substance, these deputies are making our community safer.”

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with additional information on this case  or other drug-trafficking within Lewis County to contact the department’s non-emergency line at 360-748-9286.