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Alleged heroin overdose leads to charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Monday, March 31, 2014 9:31 AM

A North Vernon man found unresponsive in the back of a vehicle in Aurora has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class D Felony, said Aurora Police Officer Clint Holmstrom.

Dispatched to the Shell Gas Station, 102 Green Blvd., U.S. 50, at 9:34 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Aurora police found Derek Hankins, 26, in the rear seat of a silver Jeep Cherokee, said Holmstrom.

“Derek Hankins was unresponsive, clammy, and had purple lips. Officers located an oozing injection mark between his index and middle finger,” said Holmstrom. Hankins was transported to Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, and treated. Shortly thereafter, he was placed under arrest.

Meanwhile, one of two women accompanying Hankins, Alyssa Hynes, 22, North Vernon, also was arrested, said Holmstrom. Officers located heroin, a small amount of marijuana, and paraphernalia inside the Jeep. Hynes is charges with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors, he said.

Also in the car was Jamie White, 25, Madison.

Aurora police were assisted by Dearborn County Sheriff's Department and Lawrenceburg Emergency Rescue.

Last Updated on Monday, March 31, 2014 2:01 PM