Police: Driver, passenger both overdose on heroin

Police: Driver, passenger both overdose on heroin

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a driver and his passenger both overdosed on heroin, causing the pickup truck they were riding in to drift to a stop 100 feet from a Syracuse fire station.

Syracuse.com reports that 26-year-old James McAllister was driving when both he and 26-year-old passenger Laura Lupin overdosed and fell unconscious Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Tom Connellan says both were revived by Syracuse firefighters using the heroin antidote drug Narcan, which city firefighters recently started carrying. Both were treated at Community General Hospital and released. McAllister was charged with driving while intoxicated on drugs, drug and traffic charges, while Lupin faces drug charges.

It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys.


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