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Officers Called for Drug Overdose on Northampton Street, Police Say

Officers who responded to the scene of a reported drug overdose in the 100 block of Northampton Street on the morning of Dec. 13 arrested a man for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers who responded to the scene of a reported drug overdose in the 100 block of Northampton Street on the morning of Dec. 13 arrested a man for possession of drug paraphernalia, Hellertown police said in a news release Monday.

According to police, Anthony Schaedel, 26, of the 1900 block of Leithsville Road, Lower Saucon Township, had a syringe that was used to inject heroin and a "used bag of...heroin" in his possession.

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Charlotte December 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Lock him up and throw away the key!
Janice Campanella January 04, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Why lock him up , he needs help and support of his family and friends to get through this.
Charlotte January 05, 2014 at 10:15 AM
I didn't necessarily mean in jail unless he is a supplier as well as an addict and the two seem to run hand in hand. The drug problem in Hellertown is running rampant. You don't need to tell me about help and support ...my great nephew spent several weeks in the hospital after an overdose and nearly died. By the grace of God he lived but he will spend the rest of his life needing medical care and will not be able to work. The support of family and friends needs to come before the addiction and therein lies the problem. This area, Hellertown and Lower Saucon, has buried several of it's own and unless the general population and law enforcement wake up and take action we'll lose many more.
Gerry Kranz January 05, 2014 at 11:24 AM
What action do you suggest, Charlotte? Seriously? The HPD and LSPD do a damn good job at stopping drug activity when it is detected, and they do a good job at detecting activity as well. Short of random house searches, they can't do any more. The only way the area can do more to "take care of its own" is by the families stepping up and taking more action, not turning a blind eye to relatives drug use.
Charlotte January 05, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Maybe random house searches wouldn't be a bad idea! I know of homes in Hellertown where I'd start and all it would take is a search warrant. If you're suggesting my family didn't take care of it's own and was blind to our loved one's addiction, that's where you're very wrong. In time, any addiction is stronger than the power of love.
LSNative January 06, 2014 at 09:09 AM
Charlotte, "Maybe random house searches wouldn't be a bad idea!", do you honestly believe that? Forget the fact that it is illegal...

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