A Salina woman was rushed to the hospital after being injected with heroin on Sunday evening.
Police Detective Sergeant David Villanueva tells KSAL News that around 10:40pm, officers were sent to a home in the 2500 block of S. Ohio, after a man reportedly used his own syringe to get the 31-year-old woman high.
Paramedics used a treatment of Naloxone to revive the victim who’s breathing had almost stopped as a result of the overdose.
Police took 30-year-old Johnathan S. Richardson of Abilene into custody in connection to the overdose. “Thankfully he realized the victim was in real trouble and called 911,” Villanueva said.
Richardson is now facing a number of charges that could include distribution of drugs within 1000-feet of a school, possession of opiates and endangerment.
The woman was treated and released from the hospital.
Detective Sergeant Villanueva says that the days of heroin being a problem only on the east or west coast is over. “Use of injectable heroin is on the rise in middle America,” he said.