Sailor and wife plead guilty to smuggling heroin onto USS George H.W. Bush

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 15, 2015

Norfolk, Va. - On Thursday, a sailor assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush and his wife pleaded guilty to smuggling heroin onto the carrier, which led to the overdose of an active duty sailor.

The incident happened from February 18 - February 23.  Donald McManus, 22 and his wife Breanna McManus, 23, were charged in August of 2015.

While Donald McManus was serving as an active duty sailor on  the aircraft carrier, officials say Breanna McManus smuggled heroin and syringes hidden in her clothing to her husband.

Documents say Donald McManus sold heroin to a female shipmate for $150.00.

The two of them led the shipmate to a secure space in the hangar on board the carrier and all three of them consumed the drug together.

Officials say the three of them also consumed a second round of the drug.

Just a few days after buying the heroin from the couple, officials say the female sailor overdosed.  She was found unresponsive on the floor near her sleeping quarters.

She did not have a pulse for 14 minutes, but thankfully she was revived by medical staff on board the carrier.

Someone who officials are calling a "confidential source" told them she saw Mrs. McManus take heroin out of her sweater and bra along with four or five syringes.

Donald McManus admitted to selling prescription Xanax and Percocet pills in addition the heroin documents say.

He also says he trafficked the heroin from Connecticut to Virginia through his connections.

If convicted, both could face 20 years behind bars.

They're scheduled to be sentenced in January 2016.