Topic: drug overdose
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September 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM
The Redmond man and his 4-year-old son, who were hospitalized yesterday following a suspected heroin overdose, remain in stable condition, police said this morning.
Both are sedated and police have not had a chance to talk to them, according to Lt. Charlie Gorman.
Suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia found in their home has been seized as evidence, but Gorman said it may take some time for lab exams to be completed to verify the suspected substance was heroin.
“There have been no arrests and we have no reason to believe that anyone else is involved in this incident,” Gorman said in a news release.
Police and fire personnel responded to the home in the 14100 block of NE 72nd St. just before noon Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from the boy’s mother who had come home to find her 37-year-old husband and son unconscious. Drug paraphernalia was found in the home indicating that both father and son had been injected with suspected heroin, said Gorman.
Gorman said Tuesday the overdose is being investigated as an assault on the boy, but it was far too early to speculate whether the incident could be an attempted murder-suicide.
June 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Two Seattle police bicycle officers are being credited with saving a man’s life yesterday after he was found unconscious on a street.
The officers were on patrol near Seventh Avenue South and South Main Street around 4:40 p.m. when they saw the unconscious man on the ground underneath Interstate 5, according to police. The officers checked the man for visible injuries and then placed him in a “recovery position” to keep his airway open, which they learned from their first-aid training.
The man then stopped breathing and the officers could no longer feel a pulse. One of the officers began CPR while his partner called for the Seattle Fire Department. The officers continued CPR until medics arrived, police said
The medics were able to get the man breathing on his own and have a steady pulse before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center, police said. Medics told police it appeared the 25-year-old man had suffered a drug overdose, but they expected the man to make a full recovery.
February 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Everett police have arrested four people for investigation of unlawful disposal of human remains in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in an alley.
Police say it appears the dead man may have suffered a drug overdose at an apartment in the 2600 block of Colby Avenue. His body was then moved by the suspects to an alley behind 2628 Hoyt Ave. where it was found Tuesday, police said.
The suspects told detectives that they removed the body from the apartment because they didn’t want to get into trouble with the landlord.
The suspects, two men and two women, all live at the apartment.
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