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Man calls 911 when woman he allegedly injected with heroin turns purple

A man who reportedly admitted to Prescott police that he injected heroin in a woman who became unconscious was booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde April 6 on felony charges of possession of a dangerous drug, administering a dangerous drug to another person and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Prescott Police Lt. Andy Reinhardt.

At 1:23 a.m., officers answered a call about a possible heroin overdose in the 200 block of N. Alarcon Street and found Prescott Fire paramedics trying to help the unconscious woman. She was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center's west campus for further treatment according to the police report.

The man, identified as Michael David Johnson, 27, of Prescott, told officers they had bought the heroin in Phoenix. He allegedly said he injected heroin in the woman and himself about three to four times that evening and then they watched a movie.

When the woman looked purple and became unresponsive, Johnson told officers he moved her to the floor and called 911, according to the police report.

An officer went to YRMC and learned that the woman was in stable condition, and reportedly told him a similar version of what happened.


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