Police: 1 jailed on drug charge

Overdose in parking lot leads to arrest

Columbus police arrested a Hartsville man after he was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the 3000 block of 25th St.

Officer Ivan Shultz was sent to a parking lot at about 9 p.m. Thursday about a suspected overdose and found Tory N. Gray, 25, sitting in a vehicle and unresponsive, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

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

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

Gray is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $17,500 bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.