JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ-It took Jackson police officers and first responders two shots of narcan to bring a 49 year old overdose victim back from the brink of death on Friday. After being revived and spending a short visit in the hospital, the man called Jackson Police headquarters and wanted to know where all of his coke and heroin went.
Police did not charge the man, but seized his stash of drugs as evidence. Apparently he wasn’t happy about it.
“These items were seized for evidence and no charges are pending as per the Overdose Prevention Act,” said Jackson Police Captain Steven Laskiewicz. “A short while later the male victim called police headquarters after being released from the hospital to inquire about how much cocaine and heroin was taken from the home and was informed that the contraband is removed when responding to an overdose.”
According to a police report released by Laskiewicz today, “At 0103 hours, Police Officers Thomas Conti and Derek Thomason responded to a residence located on New Central Avenue after a 911 call had been received at headquarters and the only thing heard was a female screaming. Officers located an unresponsive 49 year old male suffering from an apparent overdose and not breathing. Narcan was administered and attempts were made to revive the male, who then began agonal breathing and showed a weak pulse but was still unresponsive. After a second dose of Narcan and the arrival of first aid and medics, the male became responsive. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment and officers collected evidence at the scene consisting of several small plastic bags used to package heroin, hypodermic syringes and spoons used to prepare and inject heroin with residue on them, several small bags containing crack cocaine and a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine.”