PIQUA — The horrors of heroin have reared their ugly head again.
On Wednesday evening, Piqua police and medics were dispatched to the Piqua Family Video store at the corner of Water and College streets on a report of a man down in the restroom.
Officers and medics arrived to find a man down and unresponsive in the business’ restroom.
Medics reportedly administered six doses of Narcan, four via nasal injection and the last two via IV.
The victim, identified by police as Tyler Iddings, 28, of Covington, was revived and transported to Upper Valley Medical Center by Piqua medics.
Iddings apparently had entered the business around 9:30 p.m. and asked to use the restroom. An employee told him that was okay and then went about her business. She reportedly forgot about the man, assuming that he had left the business. Family Video closed at 10 p.m. The salesperson heard water running in the bathroom and found the victim around 11:09 p.m and contacted Miami County 911.
Piqua Deputy Police Chief Rick Byron of the Piqua Police Department said that drug paraphernalia was found with Iddings.
Iddings faces a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
Byron said that officers witnessed Iddings tell UVMC hospital staff that he had intentionally taken the heroin in an attempt to kill himself.
Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335.