A DeKalb man, 26, found passed out in a GMC Envoy parked in the middle of U.S. Highway 67 west at FM 2653 south at 1:51 a.m. Saturday was arrested on a theft warrant and two controlled substance charges, after being treated for a possible overdose on heroin.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shea Shaw and deputy M.Cleveland were dispatched to the location, where a running vehicle was reportedly parked in the middle of the road, with the driver passed out inside of it. They found a man, identified in arrest reports as Dustin James Spieldenner, in the vehicle. He appeared to be asleep, and did not awaken when deputies knocked on the window of the sport utility vehicle, which they noted to be left in reverse gear.
The deputies further alleged in arrest reports that they could see a syringe next to the man, and noted what appeared to be fresh track marks from a syringe injection. When the man still did not respond, the deputies reported, they notified EMS and broke a window on the Envoy to gain access to the man.
Deputies reported the man still was unresponsive after they broke the window, but they could tell he was breathing. He did finally awake when deputies removed him from the vehicle.
The deputies, in arrest reports, said they believed the man to be under the influence of heroin and to have possibly overdosed. He allegedly told the officers he had injected heroin and was able to stand on his own. However, he appeared to have difficulty staying awake, which the deputies reported can sometimes be a sign of heroin use.
A search of the vehicle yielded a black tar substance believed to be cocaine and a white substance they believed to be cocaine, deputies noted in arrest reports.
He was transported by EMS to the hospital, where he was treated for a possible overdose. After Spieldenner was released from the emergency room, he was taken into custody for possession of less then 1 gram each of heroine and cocaine. A records check also showed the man to be wanted in Johnson County on a warrant for theft of less than $2,500 worth of property, with two or more convictions.
The suspected heroin weighed 0.21 grams and the suspected cocaine 0.25 grams, the deputies alleged in their reports.
Spieldenner remained in the county jail at noon Monday. His bond was set at $5,000 each on the controlled substance charges and $30,000 each on the warrant, according to jail reports.