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.


i was the EMT on that scene . people need to understand  what addiction is and its not an easy fight to fight. they need offered help. it is not our place to judge by any means. i lost my brother to an overdose and ppl werent thinking oh another addict of the street we were mouring a son brother uncle and cousin.. ppl need not to be quick to judge. if you dont understand addiction research it.


That's two less drug addicts off the streets..... A lot more to go. I have no respect or pitty for people who use and abuse drugs.