Man found dead in Florence Twp. home

Deputies say it appears to be a heroin overdose
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 4, 2014

 

Erie County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of a man in his 50s, Erie County Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said today.

The death appears to be a heroin overdose, Oliver said.

Deputies found the man dead on arrival shortly after noon Friday in his 9600 block Harrison Street home in Florence Township, Oliver said.

"There was evidence of drug use," Oliver said.

Hypodermic needles were found along with burnt spoons.

Dispatchers received a 911 call Friday around noon from relatives.

The man's name was not immediately available. Detectives will await the results of a toxicology test.

The topic of heroin use has been widely talked about throughout the state.

David Pepper, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, challenged Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine drug policies and criticized recent state cuts in local mental health funding.

Kirk Halliday, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa counties, said the new state budget bill, signed June 16, would cut state appropriations for his board by about $500,000.

Comments

Whiskey Tango F...

Was it the good heroin or the bad one? There was some bad heroin that was going around a few weeks back LOL

John3065

Good heroin?? Is there really such a thing?

Whiskey Tango F...

Was it the good heroin or the bad one? There was some bad heroin that was going around a few weeks back LOL

mikeylikesit

i think this death was caused by that bad velveeta that was going around a couple of weeks ago..

truebuckeyefan

Glad to see this "epidemic" is working itself out. At this rate how long before all the junkies overdose?

LookingDown

This is not news.... Its the obituary! Leave it to the SR!

WhatTheHeck

Poor Kirk Halliday, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa counties. they will just have to get by.

LookingDown

Really dude!????

doctorsRdrugdealer

SR why haven't none of the drug bust been in the paper?? We need someone to talk about SR!?

MrsCowboy

Sad

jadenicole3

Good or bad heroin?? What the heck is wrong with people? I'm truly hoping that LOL at the end of the comment meant it was a joke. I'm sure you can't be that ignorant.

truebuckeyefan

I believe that comment was referencing the "bad heroin" the Akron police spoke about in an earlier article. Ironically though the "bad" heroin is solving the issue of the "heroin epidemic". Does that make it the "Good" Heroin?

LookingDown

Are you really that stupid?

truebuckeyefan

I resent that. I refuse to sympathize or empathize with criminals and junkies who fall victim to their own decisions. I refuse to mourn them. That is not to mean I don't pray for the families in their time of grief. I simply see the overdose of a junkie as something that is the inevitable outcome of their own decisions. And if there truly is this "epidemic" that I hear about then why should my tax dollars be put towards supporting them? There are more worthwhile causes in my opinion than multiple attempts at rehabilitation. Let the drugs get them. I'm okay with that. Cold; Yes. Stupid; Absolutely not.

LookingDown

Um where did I say any of that? Lol. Just pointed out that you made a stupid comment good/bad heroin. I will explain. Bad heroin would mean it will kill you cus is not really heroin. Good never done hard drugs, so have no clue. I know this because the wonderful world of college and education on drug abuse and being in law enforcement! Grow up!

truebuckeyefan

Here is the link to the story. Please note the headline.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

LookingDown

I get it! Think pass the obvious there genius! Wow! You are a slow one! Good = would mean it does what the drug addict wants! Like get them high not kill them!

truebuckeyefan

I get it. I just think the heroin that kills them is the good stuff for ridding society of the degenerate junkies.

oheaglefl

This sounds more like a political advertisement than a story about an overdose.

corey510

Where's the outrage over the cut funding? We need more mental health monies not less. Is this $500,000 money that is used directly for the care of patients or for other uses?