Rochester Hills Man Dies from Suspected Heroin Overdose

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Somehow word is not reaching those who are using Heroin that they are betting their life on a drug that can surely kill them.death_investigation

Sadly it is being reported that another young life has been claimed due to the suspected usage of the drug Heroin.

On February 26th, 2019, at approximately 8:40PM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to Wimpole Drive on a report of a 34-year-old man who had been found unconscious and not breathing.

Upon their arrival, Deputies and Paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department located the victim inside of a bathroom. Attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful. While attempting to revive him, a small container containing suspected heroin was found inside of the bathroom and near the victim.

Paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department provided telemetry to Ascension-Providence Hospital – Rochester where a physician pronounced the man dead on scene.

A detective and an Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to complete their investigations. An autopsy has been scheduled. The incident remains under investigation.

There is no one size fits all of why a person will either try a drug for the first time or becomes consumed by its effects long term. If it is the first time or the addict has lost count of how many times they have used the drug, they are possibly only moments away from death.

In some instances, users think they are buying Heroin but they are in fact buying Fentanyl or Heroin that is laced with Fentanyl. The danger of this is enormous, because Fentanyl, including fake Fentanyl as well, can be 40-50 times more powerful than Heroin, and 50-100 times more potent than Morphine.

If you know of someone who is struggling with drug addiction, there is help available. Please reach out to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as a first step. You can find the website by Clicking Here. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The agency can also be contacted by calling 877-SAMHSA-7.