Police: Heroin Overdose Leads to Drug Arrest at Boston Medical Center

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The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.

Boston Police arrested a homeless man at Boston Medical Center on drug charges on Friday after a woman he was with requested medical attention.

Polie said they received a call for a medical emergency at 830 Harrison Ave at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When police arrived, they reported seeing three men in the waiting room who were reportedly worried about the wellbeing of a woman who may have overdosed on heroin. 

Upon interviewing the men, police said they determined they had come to Boston Medical Center to inject heroin. The woman reportedly felt sick after injecting and needed medical attention. 

Upon a search of the men’s backpacks, police found found two hypodermic needles and a tourniquet. In a side pocket, officers found 23.5 white pills identified as Seroquel.

According to the police report, this address is known as an area where heavy drug usage and dealings take place.

Boston Police arrested Michael Cardin of 794 Massachusetts Ave., the Woods-Mullen Shelter, and charged him with possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute.

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