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January 3, 2013

Overdose Leads to Drug Charges

A Memphis man is facing misdemeanor criminal charges after an apparent drug overdose on December 23rd.

According to the Memphis Police Department, Derek Sanchez, 32, has been charged with the class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ambulance personnel were dispatched to Sanchez's residence at 345 S. Market Street on Sunday morning regarding a drug overdose.

Sanchez was transported to Scotland County Hospital after an apparent overdose of prescription medication.

EMS workers identified several pill boxes as well as a syringe and measuring spoon used for injecting the drugs that caused the overdose.

Investigators took possession of the items at the emergency room and logged them as evidence.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Sanchez on December 31st.


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