Piqua man ODs on heroin


Bryan Huffman, 29, of Piqua, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug abuse instruments

TROY — The Troy Police Department charged Bryan Huffman, 29, of Piqua, with one count of possession of a controlled substance and drug abuse instruments after he was revived by medics from an apparent heroin overdose last week.

On May 26, an officer was dispatched to 1225 S. Mulberry St. on an assist squad call. Huffman reportedly was unconscious and barely breathing.

Huffman was found in a chair, slumped over the arm rest towards the floor. The officer could hear him making short, gasping sounds and straightened him up and observed his lips to be turning blue. Huffman then became unresponsive. The officer grabbed Huffman under his arms and lifted him up and felt him respond slightly as the officer performed a sternum rub. Huffman’s eyes opened widely and when the officer stopped, his eyes closed again. The officer then drug Huffman into the living room as there was no room to work where he was. The officer could tell that Huffman was breathing on his own and had him sit in the living room.

Troy Fire Department arrived and administered Naloxone. Huffman quickly became coherent and was able to speak and keep himself sitting upright. The officer asked Huffman what he had in his pocket and he stated, “Nothing.” Due to the risk of reaching into his pocket, Troy FD used shears to cut the pocket. The officer immediately located an orange hypodermic syringe in his front right pocket.

Huffman was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment. The syringe was set to lab for testing. Two women who were at the residence were questioned. They stated they were listening to music when Huffman dissappeared into the bathroom before coming back into the room and passing out in the chair.

Bryan Huffman, 29, of Piqua, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug abuse instruments
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