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Dual overdose in Marion

BY Brian Powers - bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com

A male and a female overdosed on an injected substance Thursday morning.

Marion Police Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey said officers responded to a call at 2116 W. Ninth St., at 10:08 a.m. Thursday. Officers found Dustin Sulfridge, 35, and Laci Sample, 32, both of Converse, appearing to be overdosed on an unknown substance.

Emergency medical technicians were alrteady on the scene.

Dorsey said Sulfridge was unresponsive and appeared to not be breathing. It is unknown whether Sulfridge needed any type of resucative measure.

Sulfridge was administered Narcan. Sample also received Narcarn at the scene. As Sulfridge was being attended to by first repsponders on scene, Sample was noted to have been able to walk, but was seen stumbling and disoriented.

Dorsey also stated reports show police found a used needle and syringe on a bathroom sink with an unknown substance inside. Police also recovered a syringe and an uncapped needle in Sample’s right hand. The second syringe was also reported have had a small amount of a substance in it.

“The syringes and the substances were taken into evidence by officers on scene,” said Dorsey. “They were then sent to the state lab for analysis so the liquid could be tested and we can determine the nature of the charges.”

The pair was transported from the scene to Marion General Hospital in unknown conditions, although Dorsey confirmed that there were no fatalities.

Upon Sample and Sulfridge’s release from MGH, MPD will determine the results of the laboratory tests and determine what, if any, charges are to be filed.