Hartsville man arrested after overdosing in parking lot

A Hartsville man was arrested at about 9 p.m. Thursday after police were called to the 3000 block of 25th Street about a suspected heroin overdose.

Tory N. Gray, 25, Columbus, was found unresponsive and sitting in a vehicle, said Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Harris.

Officers removed a syringe from Gray’s hand and attempted to wake him up, Harris said. Officers administered two doses of naloxone before paramedics took Gray to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, Harris said.

After being released from the hospital, Gray was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

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