Florida man overdosed on heroin in Paterson | Paterson Times

Florida man overdosed on heroin in Paterson


A Florida man was found overdosed on heroin in Paterson, according to authorities.

Police found the 39-year-old man from Cape Coral, Florida overdosed inside a gray Buick on James Street between Paterson Avenue and Manchester Street at around 11:50 a.m. on February 4, 2017.

Authorities said the man was found breathing slowly with blue lips. A dose of Naloxone made him responsive, but he remained sedated.

Police found suspected glassine envelopes of heroin stamped “FIRE” in red ink. His care was transferred to local emergency medical services, authorities said.

The Florida man is the 16th overdose that required Narcan deployment in Passaic County in 2017, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.