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Ponchatoula Police report three heroin overdoses in 24 hours

Ponchatoula Police report three heroin overdoses in 24 hours

Author: Action News 17/Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Crime

From Ponchatoula Police

Chief Layrisson reports that the Ponchatoula Police Department is currently investigating a string of overdoses that occurred last night.

The first call occurred at 6:23pm on September 24, 2019, of a male who was unconscious and in need of medical attention at the Kiwanis Park. Officers arrived on the scene as well as the Ponchatoula Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance. The male was administered a dose of Narcan, regained consciousness, and was transported to North Oaks Medical Center. Numerous drug paraphernalia was located at the scene. The female that was with the male subject was arrested for two Failure to Appear warrants and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The second call occurred just 20 minutes later at 6:43pm of a female who had possibly overdosed in the Walmart restroom. Ponchatoula Fire Department and Acadian were on scene administering aid to the unconscious female and then transported her to North Oaks Medical Center. The male that was accompanying her was seen throwing narcotics on the ground and was arrested for Possession of Schedule I Drugs and transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

At 7:52pm, PPD officers, Ponchatoula Fire Department, and Acadian Ambulance were dispatched to President Hoover Street in reference to a medical emergency involving an overdose of a female. The female was pronounced deceased by Acadian Personnel. Detectives are investigating this case and will issue information as it becomes available.


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