Man faces trafficking charge after overdose

A St. Louis man is charged with drug trafficking after being found unconcious in a Columbia motel of a heroin overdose.

A St. Louis man is charged with drug trafficking after he suffered a heroin overdose in a Columbia motel room on July 14.

According to United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson, 43-year-old Gustavo Ruvalcaba was in possession of heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and methamphetamine, all with the intent to distribute when officers responding to a drug overdose call found him.

According to an affadavit, Columbia police officers responded to the drug overdose call to find Ruvalcaba lying on the floor of a room in the Super 8 Motel being treated by EMS personnel.

Searching the room, they discovered 18 grams of Black Tar heroin, seven grams of crack cocaine, 39 grams of powder cocaine, 13 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and over $74,000 in cash.

A federal grand jury handed down a four-count indictment Wednesday.