Scituate man summonsed on heroin charges after OD
A man will be summonsed to court on possession of heroin charges after police responded to a call of an overdose on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The call came in at 9:51 a.m. on Colonial Way. The suspect was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Evidence of heroin use was collected at the scene.
As a result, Stephen J. James, 28, from Scituate was charged with possession of heroin, subsequent offense.
Unlike Quincy, officers in Scituate do not carry Narcan Nasal Spray – a drug receptor inhibitor – on them at all times; however, it is something Scituate Police said they are looking into.
“Paramedics carry Narcan, but only officers that carrying it are Quincy. It’s something that Scituate police are looking into, the idea of carrying that, and I think other communities are too,” said Det. Lt. Michael Stewart.
According to Stewart, it’s all in an effort to fight the ever-constant battle of opiate use in the South Shore.
“Every place on the South Shore right now is dealing with an opiate epidemic. Oxycodone has taken a back seat to Percocet, but ultimately they end up on heroin,” Stewart said. “Scituate is no different from any other town. We’re all fighting the same battle.”
Woman arrested for OUI drugs, liquor
A Scituate woman was arrested on Monday after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and driving while under the influence.
According to Scituate police, an officer on duty spotted the car with damage, and pulled the vehicle over.
After speaking with the suspect, police determined she was under the influence and arrested her.
Police said the woman had come from Hanson into Scituate, but that the damage had occurred in town.
Marcy Eaton, 41, from Scituate was charged with OUI Liquor, OUI drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage.