Neighbors thank Bedford police as couple is arrested in connection with heroin death

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BEDFORD, Ohio– Bedford police arrested a husband and wife accused in connection with a man’s heroin overdose death.

On Friday morning, police said they, along with South East Area Law Enforcement Drug Unit, arrested Barry Kuminkoski and his wife, Kimberly Kuminkoski, at their home on Lincoln Blvd. in Bedford.

Bedford police said both are charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the heroin overdose death of Todd Jay. Police said Jay died at the Kuminkoski home in June of 2014.

Neighbors came out to thank officers as the  Kuminkoskis were being taken away to jail.

Police said they were called to the home on June 6, 2014, when Barry called 911 reporting that he believed his friend was dead. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that Jay died due to a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Six months later, on Nov. 14, 2014, police again received a call from Barry. This time, his wife had overdosed on heroin; she survived. Bedford police said the same call came again in February, 2015.

More arrests and charges are expected.

**Continuing coverage on the battle against heroin**