HOPE — A Bartholomew County man that investigators believe has some responsibility for bringing tainted opioids into south-central Indiana nearly died of a heroin overdose himself just hours after his release from jail, police said.
Ryan Scott Redmon, 25, was unresponsive and not breathing when Hope police officers discovered him at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday in the bathroom of an elderly relative’s residence on Main Street, about a block north of the town square, Town Marshal Matt Tallent said.
Once officers moved Redmon to a bed where two doses of the opioid antidote Naloxone were administered, investigators found two used syringes, a spoon with scorch marks on the bottom of it and a lighter — all within close proximity of where Redmon was found in the bathroom, Tallent said.
After Redmon was revived about five minutes later, he was first taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for evaluation before being booked into the Bartholomew County Jail at 3:37 a.m. Thursday.
Redmon was arrested Oct. 26 on a warrant charging him with two counts of dealing in a narcotic drug, one as a Level 4 felony and the the other as a Level 5 offense. Court records indicated those drug buys took place in April and July.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.