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Charges Filed in Overdose Case

(La Porte, IN) - A drug user whose life was saved by emergency responders in La Porte faces potential time in prison.


Scott Galligan, 37, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with several counts related to possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and syringes.


According to court documents, Galligan, on May 24, had a weak pulse and was not breathing when located in the back room of a home in the 600 block of Tipton St.


He became responsive when given two doses of the heroin antidote Narcan, police said. Galligan told police he overdosed after taking heroin, according to court documents.


Police said the drugs and drug paraphernalia, and some clothes were found in his backpack lying in the corner of a room.  


According to police, several people inside the home at the time claimed they had just met the man and didn’t know his name. One of the people was attempting CPR on Galligan before the arrival of emergency responders.

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