Police arrested a man accused of giving his teen daughter heroin, causing her to overdose.
On Saturday around 5:20 p.m. police responded to a home on the 600 block of Poplar Street in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania for a report of an overdose. When they arrived they found a 16-year-old girl unconscious on the second floor of the home.
After spotting heroin packaging material, one of the officers gave the girl naloxone but she did not respond. Lancaster paramedic Luke Dunn then arrived and gave the girl three more doses of naloxone. She eventually regained consciousness.
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“That would be a lot,” Dunn said. “Sometimes it happens that way.”
The girl told police her father, Kerry Long, had given her heroin that had caused her overdose, according to investigators. She was taken to the hospital for additional treatment.
“The fact that someone was willing to risk their own life and their child’s life is disturbing to say the least,” said Lancaster Police Sergeant Bill Hickey.
Long was taken into custody for an unrelated bench warrant. After an interview and further investigation, Long was charged with aggravated assault, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child and possession with intent to deliver heroin. He was arraigned and committed to the Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
If you have any additional information on the incident, please call Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3301.