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Pontiac man saved after heroin overdose

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 30-year-old Pontiac man became the 16th heroin overdose victim whose life was saved this year by Oakland County sheriff’s deputies using heroin antidote naloxone, authorities say.

The man, who lived on the 200 block of High Street, had overdosed on heroin and was lying unconscious on his bathroom floor on Saturday afternoon when sheriff’s deputies arrived. After deputies administered the man a dose of naloxone, he regained consciousness before being transported to McLaren Hospital.

Because doing heroin is illegal in Michigan, the man’s parole officer was contacted. The Michigan Department of Corrections placed a parole detainer on the man, who is now being held at Oakland County Jail.

jdickson@detroitnews.com