Leavittsburg man given Narcan near Canfield neighborhood
A Leavittsburg man faces a charge of inducing panic after police say he was given an opioid overdose reversal drug near a fashionable Canfield neighborhood.
A deputy sheriff was called to investigate a report that a man was slumped behind the wheel of a van parked in the area of Sheilds Road and Mission Hills Drive just after 6 a.m. Monday. Mission Hills Drive is just east of South Raccoon Road.
The deputy says in his report that the driver, 41-year-old Roger Humphrey appeared to be slurring his words and couldn't maintain his balance. A search of the van turned up two needles, a suspected crack pipe, as well a small, white, rock-like objects in a baggie and in a rolled-up dollar bill, according to the deputy.
After Humphrey admitted using heroin recently, paramedics were called who administered the overdose reversal drug Narcan.
As Humphrey was being taken to a hospital, the deputy found that Humphrey had been driving with a suspended license and was also wanted in Stark County for failing to appear in court on a charge of theft.
Humphrey has been in trouble with the law before. This past June, Warren police say Humphrey threatened to sexually assault an officer's family.
One year ago Warren police say Humphrey made a bogus 911 call to report that intruders had forced their way into his sister's home.
Humphrey is scheduled to answer the inducing panic charge in Canfield Court Tuesday afternoon.