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Arrest Stems from Same Day Overdoses

(Michigan City, IN) - Police say a Michigan City man is in custody after overdosing twice in the same day.


In late November, 33-year old Michael Cunningham overdosed for a second time at a home in the 500 block of West William Street on the city’s north end.


Police said he was conscious and talking but not making any sense.  He was transported to the hospital where three syringes inside a white envelope were later found in his hospital room between the dresser and wall.


Police said it wasn’t long before Cunningham claimed that he was going to be released and asked his mother on the phone to bring him his wallet.  His mother did not bring it to him, though, after finding cocaine in his bill fold.


According to authorities, Cunningham has a prior criminal record and was on parole at the time. He was booked into the La Porte County Jail on Monday and held on $755 bond on two Level 6 Felony charges of Possession of Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of a Syringe.

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