Bend man overdoses on heroin in Deschutes Co. Jail

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A Bend man is in serious condition after he ingested a large dose of heroin before he was booked into the Deschutes County Jail and then fell unconscious.

According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m., a 28-year-old Bend man was booked into the jail by the Bend Police Department on a valid felony warrant.

Less than an hour later, he told jail staff he wasn’t feeling well.

Lt. William Bailey said as deputies and jail medical staff were assessing the man, he admitted to ingesting a large dose of heroin.

Deputies and staff administered four doses of Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, and provided medical care.

Bend Fire Medics were called at the same time and took the man to St. Charles in Bend for treatment where he is currently in serious, but stable condition.

His warrant charges included Criminal Conspiracy I, Burglary I, Robbery I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

In addition, he was lodged on a new charge of Resisting Arrest.

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