|BG officers help save woman who overdosed on heroin|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 01 February 2013 12:15|
Bowling Green Police helped keep alive a drug overdose victim Tuesday until the EMS arrived.
Police were called to Fairview Manor Apartments at 11:37 p.m. for a possible overdose.
When officers arrived, they found 20-year-old Layne M. Moccabee, of Maumee, had a pulse but had stopped breathing and was purple in the face.
Patrolman Jessica McClure-Weis started CPR until Bowling Green EMS arrived.
When medics lifted Moccabee's shirt to apply heart monitor equipment, a small syringe with a needle attached was seen in her bra.
The friend she was visiting said Moccabee had been in the bathroom before passing out. A neighbor called 911.
The friend's boyfriend told police that Moccabee had overdosed once before, this past summer.
As she regained consciousness, Moccabee was transported to the hospital where she told McClure-Weis that the overdose "was stupid" and that it was heroine. She did not tell the officer where she got the drug, but did say it was not in Bowling Green.
Moccabee was cited for possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Also responding to the scene were Patrolmen Gordon Finger and Terry Davis.
"The use of opiates is definitely out there," said Major Tony Hetrick, director of public relations for the police department. "Heroin (usage) in Wood County is growing. It's been a problem for several years."
On Jan. 23, BG Police arrested Jason Bruckman, 28, of South Euclid, for possession of heroin and drug abuse instruments after a search found several dirty hypodermic needles and a spoon with black residue in his pocket.
He reported feeling ill and was taken to the hospital, where he repeatedly said the needles and spoon were for his insulin, and he knew nothing about a rock substance found in his pocket. He was taken to jail.
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