Man revived, arrested on heroin charges

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A Carrollton man was found unconscious with a needle sticking out of his arm on Monday, Feb. 25. The needle was believed to contain heroin, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Darrin W. Downard, 43, 1961 Thyme Avenue, Carrollton, was found lying face down in the kitchen at approximately 7 p.m. by his girlfriend, Lisa Hornback, according to a news release. An ambulance and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable were dispatched to the apartment.

Cable arrived first and found Hornback leaning over Downard, screaming at him trying to wake him, according to the police report. She had turned him from his stomach to his back. Cable said he attempted to talk to Downard and got no response.

Emergency medical technicians administered Narcan to him and transported him to Carroll County Memorial Hospital, police said. Downard was observed by hospital staff for 1-2 hours before he became lucid again. He was then released from the hospital and taken to the Carroll County Detention Center.

Downard was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense.