SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – The use of Heroin nearly claimed the lives of two men from northeast Michigan early Wednesday morning April 25th, 2018.
Three men traveling northbound on I-75, the driver of the vehicle who is a resident of Rose City, a 27 year old man from Oscoda and a 34 year old man from Tawas City, apparently were in the Detroit metro area where they obtained an amount of Heroin. It is unknown if they traveled to southeast Michigan to specifically purchase drugs but the trip almost cost two of them their lives
At 2:17AM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Springfield Township Fire Department responded to the rest area located on northbound 1-75 for a possible drug overdose. The 9-1-1 caller advised that he had observed a male subject carry another man into the men’s restroom. The subject then began administering CPR to the unresponsive subject who appeared to be overdosing.
Upon their arrival, Deputies found that the victim was unresponsive and exhibited shallow breathing. Those are classic signs of an overdose of Heroin. Deputies administered a dose of Narcan (Naloxone) to the victim. Springfield Township Fire Department arrived on the scene and administered two additional doses of Narcan to the victim. The victim regained consciousness. The subject who had been administering CPR then became lethargic and a dose of Narcan was administered to him by the Springfield Township Fire Department.
During the subsequent investigation, a used hypodermic needle was found on the floor near the two victims. The first victim was transported to Genesys Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS. The second victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS. The victims did admit to the use of Heroin.
The vehicle the three were traveling in was impounded as the driver from Rose City appeared under the influence but not was not in need of medical attention. Both subjects are expected to recover.