Officials: Heroin overdose suspected

A 28-year-old woman residing in the Henry Lakes Estates area south of Taylorsville may have overdosed on heroin.

County Coroner Larry Fisher said the patient was still alive as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. However, police were not immediately releasing her name or medical condition.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 9000 block of Diane Drive West shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Upon entering the residence, officers found the woman, who was not breathing and had a weak pulse, lying on the living room floor, the release stated.

While a male in the residence said she appeared to be normal upon arriving home an hour earlier, he said he immediately called 911 after finding her lying unresponsive on the floor, according to the release.

Although no drug-related items were found in the residence, the male said the woman was known to have used heroin, the release stated.

Seeing that the nonresponsive woman’s pupils were constricted, Sgt. Kris Weisner began CPR and continued until medics arrived, the release stated.

The woman was administered the drug Narcan, which often is described as an antidote to some heroin overdoses, before she was taken to the emergency room at Columbus Regional Hospital, the release stated.

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