Drug Overdose at Occupy Santa Cruz Camp

Man was found lying outside of a tent before he was taken to the hospital.

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011  |  Updated 8:22 AM PDT
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Drug Overdose at Occupy Santa Cruz Camp

The man admitted to police he had injected heroin.

A man suffered from an apparent drug overdose at the "Occupy Santa Cruz" encampment at a city park Wednesday night, police said.

Officers responded at 9:40 p.m. to the camp at 137 Dakota Ave. at San Lorenzo Park for a possible drug overdose, police said Reno resident Tyler Forshey, 20, was lying outside of a tent and seemed to be under the influence of heroin, police said.

Forshey admitted to police he had injected heroin, allegedly in one of the tents. He said he believed he had not lost consciousness and was awake as someone pushed on his chest before police arrived, according to police.

Forshey was taken to a hospital where he was cited and released for being under the influence of heroin, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Santa Cruz police at (831) 420-5820 or an anonymous tip line at (831) 420-5995.

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