Overdosing local men revived, arrested

Police used naloxone to revive two men who overdosed on what was believed to be heroin, 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, 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.

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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 in the jail on a preliminary charge of possession of paraphernalia and a probation violation, 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.