District Seven Officers Save Two Men From Apparent Heroin Overdose
February 12th, 2016 by milwaukeepolice
The quick actions of several Milwaukee Police District Seven officers helped save the lives of two men suffering from an apparent heroin overdose. The officers were on patrol near N. 51st Boulevard and W. Hampton Avenue on February 10 when they were flagged down by a citizen who said there were two men not moving inside a car a few blocks away. A 23-year-old Minocqua man and a 29-year-old Sussex man were found unconscious inside the running car. The officers turned off the car and began to give aid to both men who appeared to have just used heroin. Naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of overdose, was given to both men who then regained consciousness. The men were then transported to a local hospital for further treatment. The Minocqua man faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). The Sussex man faces charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and a Violation of Probation for distribution of heroin.