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EMT overdoses on heroin after delivering pregnant woman

EMTs found him unresponsive and blue with a used needle, a metal spoon, a pair of sunglasses, a green tourniquet, a lighter and three small bags


LEON COUNTY, Fla. — An on-duty Leon County emergency medical technician overdosed on heroin earlier this month just moments after transporting a pregnant woman to the labor and delivery wing of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, according to a Tallahassee Police Department incident report.

On July 13, Justin Becraft, 41, and another medic were called out to pick up the pregnant woman on Moccasin Gap Road at 7:10 p.m. After they dropped the woman off, Becraft said he needed to use the bathroom.

After about 15 to 20 minutes, fellow medics began to worry about Becraft, who hadn't come out of the bathroom. They knocked on a bathroom door and could hear Becraft groaning from the other side, according to police reports in support of misdemeanor charges against him for possession of narcotic equipment.

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Dane McWilliams Dane McWilliams Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:23:24 PM I understand addiction can be tough, it's hard to sympathize when him even behind the wheel of an ambulance poses a danger to the public. Glad the timing wasn't sooner, the pregnant woman might not have gotten timely care.
Daniel Katzenstein Daniel Katzenstein Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:07:32 AM It was quite a challenge imagining a pregnant woman pregnant with pregnant woman being delivered by a druggie who shouldn't even be delivering pizza.

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