The Morris Township Police Department got a call about an emergency at the Homeless Solutions facility in Morristown, NJ. When police officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the 26-year-old suspect unconscious and lying on a bathroom floor.
Police officers quickly checked the suspect’s vital signs and determined that he was a probable overdose victim; he had a weak pulse and blue lips. The officers then administered a dose of Naloxone, which is a medication that helps to reverse the effects of a drug overdose.
As a result of the Naloxone, the suspect managed to regain consciousness. Remarkably, the suspect then claimed that he had not used any drugs.
The suspect’s claims became even more unbelievable when police allegedly found seven folds of heroin, an uncapped hypodermic needle, and other drug paraphernalia in a bathroom stall.
The suspect was later taken to Morristown Medical Center, where he got additional medical treatment.
At this time, Morris Township police have not indicated if the suspect will be subject to criminal charges for heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to authorities, this was the first time anyone with the Morris Township Police Department has needed to administer Naloxone to a drug overdose victim. Morris Township police officers were first trained on how to use Naloxone in fall 2014.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “After Cops Revive Man with Naloxone, He Denies Drug Use, Morris Township Police Say.”