Woman who overdosed is revived, then arrested

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local woman after being called to a drug overdose on West Lowell Road and reviving the woman with multiple doses of naloxone.

Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Dougan was sent to 3310 W. Lowell Road at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday after an unresponsive female was reportedly seen in a Chrysler Pacifica.

Prior to Dougan’s arrival, Reserve Deputy Tim Dillingham had stopped at the vehicle and pulled Destiny Shipley, 21, 2327 Gilmore St., from the vehicle. Shipley was not breathing when deputies arrived, the sheriff’s department said.

Dougan administered four doses of naloxone and then used a self-inflating bag to breathe for the woman when she did not respond, the department said. A short time later, Shipley did begin breathing on her own.

Deputies found an uncapped syringe with a clear substance on the ground outside the passenger door of the vehicle and the cap for the syringe was located on the floorboard, deputies said.

Investigators spoke with a female who was in the vehicle with Shipley who told officers she had found her walking along the roadway just prior to the time the Shipley lost consciousness, deputies said.

Officers found a knife and two spoons in the vehicle, with both spoons containing residue. A corner-cut baggie was also found containing a white crystal substance, deputies said.

Shipley was evaluated at Columbus Regional Hospital before being transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a syringe and a Bartholomew County warrant, deputies said.

Shipley is being held in the jail in lieu of $137,500 bond, jail officials said.

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