An East Ridge woman was taken into custody Tuesday evening by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department officers prior to her appearance in East Ridge Municipal Court after she was indicted by the Hamilton County Grand Jury on a charge of Second Degree Murder.
According to a press release by the sheriff’s office, Susan Rebecca Hildreth, 37, of a Gleason Drive address, was apprehended by the Hamilton County Narcotics and Special Operations Division, along with the Hamilton County Fugitive FAST Team. This charge was related to the December 1, 2016 overdose death of Kevin Heltenburg which occurred on Cooley Road, in Harrison, Tennessee.
The investigation into the death of Heltenburg was investigated by members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division. The Medical Examiner’s Report indicated that Heltenburg died from a lethal amount of Fentanyl in his system. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation identified Hildreth as the person who provided Heltenburg with the illegal drugs.
The sheriff’s office’s press release states that Hildreth had two grams of suspected heroin on her when she was taken into custody.
In November, East Ridge police arrested Hildreth outside the Quality Inn & Suites on charges of Possession of Heroin for Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
According to a police report, the officer verified that Hildreth was a registered guest at the motel. Police obtained and executed a search warrant on Hildreth’s room and 2012 Nissan Maxima. The report states that a search of the vehicle and the room yielded 7.7 grams of suspected heroin, a digital scale, 12 syringes and $6,756 in cash. The report states the cash and car were seized under Tennessee law.
Last Wednesday another woman wanted for supplying drugs to a man who overdosed was apprehended in East Ridge.
Sabrena Lynn Laquatra, 37, was taken into custody just before midnight when Officer Joe Jansen stopped the car she was driving on Interstate 75 after it was confirmed it was stolen out of Chattanooga on March 1.
Police believe that Laquatra, of a Champion Road address in Chattanooga, is responsible for providing the powerful drug Fentanyl to Tyler Hillian, whose body was discovered inside his Lakshore Drive apartment last June. A medical examiner’s report indicated that Hillian died from a lethal amount of the drug in his system. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation pointed to Laquatra as providing the drugs.