Police used naloxone to revive two men who overdosed on opioids Saturday, and then arrested them on drug paraphernalia charges.
Columbus police were called to the 1300 block of Ninth Street at 9 p.m. Saturday about two people overdosing, with one of them possibly dead, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
When officers arrived, they were told by a neighbor that both men were unconscious on the floor of the residence.
Police found Daniel P. Frodge, 32, 6714 Jonesville Road, and Christopher S. Bryant, 31, 1327 Ninth St., and administered naloxone, a heroin antidote, to revive the men, Harris said. A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy administered a second naloxone dose to Frodge before he was revived, Harris said.
Both men were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be evaluated before being taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, Harris said.
Frodge was released after a 48-hour hold on a preliminary charge of possession of paraphernalia, jail officials said.
Bryant is being held without bond on a preliminary charge of possession of paraphernalia and a probation violation, jail officials said.
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