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Woman overdoses, police arrest man who allegedly sold her drugs

A 45-year-old man in Glen Burnie, Maryland, has been arrested after police served a search warrant on his residence. The police seized several drugs, including prescription medication, and paraphernalia and cash.

The police learned that a woman who overdosed on heroin had been visiting the man just before the incident. According to a spokesman with the county police, it’s believed that the woman has bought heroin from the man. She was found by an officer sitting in a vehicle outside of the man’s house. The spokesman said that she had a faint heartbeat and a bluish complexion. Narcan was administered to the woman by emergency medical personnel and she regained consciousness. She was then transported to a hospital. She is not being charged with a crime.

Police allegedly seized 1.3 grams of heroin, 3.9 grams of crack, 2 Sublingual tablets and 13 suboxone strips. The latter is a drug that people use to get off of opiates when addicted. Cash in the amount of $180 was reportedly seized, as was packaging materials and a digital scale. The man had a warrant for his arrest, too, for first-degree burglary.

The man has been charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin. His bond is $25,000 and he is currently in the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

When facing serious drug charges, the sooner you have an experienced attorney by your side, the better. He or she can review the facts and evidence in the case, such as whether the search warrant was obtained legally. Your attorney is there to protect your rights and provide a strong defense case against the charges.

Source: Capital Gazette, “Apparent drug overdose leads to arrest in Glen Burnie,” Ben Weathers, Feb. 19, 2016

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