Middletown man overdoses in jail on drugs stashed in buttocks

Middletown man overdoses in jail on drugs stashed in buttocks

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Eugene Mongar Jr.

A Middletown man was transported to the hospital Sunday from the city jail after apparently overdosing on heroin found in his buttocks, according to police.

At about 12:40 p.m. a corrections officer at the Middletown City Jail observed Eugene Mongar Jr. falling down in a holding cell, according to a police report.

When officers arrived, it appeared Mongar was overdosing and paramedics were called. A search of Mongar turned up a “tied off baggie containing a brown chunky substance in Mr. Mongar’s buttocks,” the officers stated in the report.

The substance tested positive for heroin, according to police.

Mongar, 33, of the 3000 block of Omaha Street, was transported to Atrium Medical Center for treatment. He is charged with drug abuse and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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