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Man ODs on heroin in Jackson Township; charges pending

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A man released a week ago from the Lake County Jail, after serving a year there, overdosed on heroin in Jackson Township on Wednesday, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The 34-year-old man was transported to Porter hospital and is now facing possible drug charges.

According to police, at 10:05 p.m. family members in the man’s sister’s home on Bellflower Drive heard a “thud” from upstairs, went to investigate, and found the man unconscious. EMS personnel responded and the man was subsequently revived, police said.

Officers found a burned spoon on the toilet tank with white residue and next to it a baggy containing an “off-white rock substance,” police said.

The man admitted ingesting heroin and advised that, earlier in the day, “he drove to a gas station to fill up his car when a random subject flagged him down and offered to sell him heroin,” police said. “(The man) stated that he purchased a ‘dime’ of possible heroin from the unknown subject, with the intention of ingesting it intravenously later in the day. He then drove to Illinois and purchased a needle. When he arrived back at his sister’s house later in the day, he went to the bathroom and ‘cooked’ and ingested the heroin.”

The PCSP has requested charges of possession of a narcotic drug and possession of paraphernalia be filed against the man.

 

Posted 6/15/2018