According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a pickup truck when he suffered a heroin overdose and began to pass out. The suspect’s truck cross the center line on the road, crashed into some trees, and then overturned on Spring Garden Road in Winslow Township, NJ.
Other motorists who happened to be passing by saw the aftermath of the car accident and dialed 911. The Winslow Township Police Department then dispatched officers to the scene of the accident.
When Winslow patrol cops got to the area of the car crash, they saw the suspect’s pickup truck. The suspect was reportedly inside the vehicle and unconscious as he gripped two empty bags allegedly used to package heroin.
Since police thought that the suspect was overdosing on heroin, they administered Narcan (naloxone) and then rushed him to Virtua Health Systems in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Winslow NJ police said that a search of the suspect’s truck led to the discovery of 23 bags of heroin and two hypodermic syringes.
The suspect, a 23-year-old male from Hammonton NJ, was later arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of hypodermic syringes, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was also cited for several traffic violations.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Found with Heroin after Overdose Leads to Truck Crash, Cops Say.”