Hamilton man overdoses while in Middletown jail cell

A Hamilton man allegedly overdosed on heroin and fentanyl while in the Middletown City Jail, according to police.

A corrections officer said she observed Kyle Sparkman, 35, with dilated pupils and said he was “acting strangely,” according to a police report.

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At 2 a.m. Sunday, Middletown paramedics were called to the jail to administer Narcan to Sparkman, police said.

Police found a piece of paper with a gray rock-like substance on the top bunk of Sparkman’s jail cell, according to the report. He told police he got the substance from a friend.

The substance, which weighed .13 grams, tested positive for fentanyl and heroin, police said.

Sparkman had been arrested on a bench warrant and drug abuse/heroin charges were then added. He also faces charges in Brown County.

He will appear in Middletown Municipal Court later this month.

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