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New Kensington cops revive 2 men who overdosed, then charged 1 of them

Chuck Biedka

New Kensington police revived two men with the opioid overdose-reversal drug Narcan and then filed drug-related charges against one of them, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Police said they found the men unconscious just before 8 p.m. Friday in a car parked at Sheetz on Freeport Street.

The car’s engine was running, the windows were down even though it was raining, and neither man was moving, the complaint said. The driver’s head was tilted back, while the passenger’s was tilted forward.

Police said officers administered Narcan to the men, reviving both.

Officers said they found 51 stamp bags of suspected heroin or fentanyl inside the car, according to the complaint.

Police charged the driver, James Robert Dodson, 35, of East Franklin with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, driving under the influence of drugs and illegal drug possession.

Dodson was arraigned and released on $40,000 unsecured bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22.

The other man in the car has not been charged.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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