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Suspects Life Saved by HPD Officers and 16.2 Grams of Heroin Seized


TODAY'S DATE: June 11, 2018

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: May 25, 2018 2:30 am

INCIDENT Suspects life saved by HPD officers and 16.2 Grams of Heroin seized

SUMMARY: Early morning on May 25, 2018, at around 2:30 am, Officer Capps conducted a traffic stop on a gray Mazda 6 for having a headlight out and for violation of registration on Old Roane Street.

During the investigation Officer, Capps made contact with the driver Mr. Shaquil Murphy and discovered a white baggy containing 16.2 grams of heroin. Murphy admitted to Officer Capps he had just ingested an unknown amount of heroin.

Murphy began showing signs of a drug overdose, and became unresponsive. Sgt Moore and Officer Capps placed Murphy on the ground. As Officer Capps requested EMS, Sergeant Moore administered Narcan.

Narcan (Naloxone) is for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected life-threatening opioid overdose.

The Narcan was provided by a grant from the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.

Officer Capps and Sergeant Moore continued first aid until EMS arrived and began treatment. EMS transported Murphy to the Roane Medical Center where he was admitted and recovered from the overdose.

Murphy left his hospital room and ran out the front door fleeing the hospital before officers obtained warrants for Murphy's arrest.

Murphy has active arrest warrants and is wanted by the Harriman Police Department for manufacturing, sell, and delivering Schedule one narcotic for the 16.2 grams of heroin found in his possession and driving on revoked license.

CONTACT: Sergeant Sarah Moore Officer Tommy Capps

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