Heroin Overdose Victim Arrested

Posted On March 31, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Aurora, Ind.) – A heroin overdose victim was hospitalized, then arrested in Aurora.

Police were called to the Shell gas station on U.S. 50-Green Boulevard in Aurora Saturday evening about 9:30. That’s where Derek Hankins, 26, of North Vernon, was found unresponsive in the rear seat of a Jeep Cherokee.

“Derek Hankins was unresponsive, clammy, and had purple lips. Officers located an oozing injection mark between his index and middle finger,” according to a police press release.

Officers say they found heroin, marijuana, and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Hankins was rushed to Dearborn County Hospital for treatment. After recovering, he was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class D felony).

A woman who was with Hankins, Alyssa Haynes, 22, also of North Vernon, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors.

Both Hankins and Haynes remain in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center as of Monday morning awaiting their initial appearance in court.