MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio – Police revived an overdosed man in a White Castle parking lot and now they're looking for whoever dumped him there.
Mount Healthy police posted video (above) of officers Alan Fath and Cody Meyer finding 38-year-old Nathaniel Clark lying unresponsive at 7315 Hamilton Ave. at 1:45 a.m. Friday. The video shows an officer giving Narcan to Clark.
Mount Healthy Police Chief Vince Demasi said they had “identified a person of interest” who they believe may have been responsible for dumping Clark. They passed on the name to the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force.
“We think that they’re probably better situated to do the follow-up than we are, and our hope is that we will successfully be able to charge an individual in relation to throwing [Clark] out there in the parking lot on Hamilton Avenue,” Demasi said.
The chief said he couldn't believe "that somebody would be heartless enough to do something like this."
Clark, of Cincinnati, had 16 2mg pills of Alprazolam in his pants pocket, according to court records. The drug, sold as Xanax and Niravam, is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. Clark did not have a prescription, records show.
Clark was charged with possession of drugs and jailed at the Justice Center.
Demasi praised the quick work of the officers in reviving Clark.
"The administration of Narcan -- there's no doubt in my mind -- saved another life," Demasi said. "And for us in the City of Mount Healthy, that's three saves."
Last year, there were about 10 heroin-related deaths in Mount Healthy, a city of about 6,000 people.
"It's very regrettable, but this is a very prolific addiction that we have in our community and county as a whole, and this tool is saving lives," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or Mount Healthy Police at 513-728-3183.
WCPO will update this story when more information is available.