A Robstown man is dead after he apparently overdosed on heroin last week.
Robstown Police Chief Johnny Brown said officers responded to a call from Emergency Medical Services the morning of Oct. 24 about a possible overdose in the 300 Block of East Avenue E.
A report from the Robstown Police Department said 28-year-old Marcos Medina was found by his mother at about 6:15 a.m. slumped over in the bathroom, not breathing and unresponsive.
Brown said when officers arrived with EMS they found Medina lying in the bathroom doorway on the floor, where he was being given CPR by a pair of family members. EMS took over at that point, but a call to a doctor led to a stoppage in their efforts, he added.
"EMS attempted to resuscitate (Medina), but after about 11 minutes, the medic made contact with a doctor and he then advised them to call off the CPR," Brown said. "I guess he had entered a coma-like state by that point."
The medical examiner's office was contacted once resuscitation efforts were stopped, police said.
A syringe containing a brown, liquid substance, which Brown said was possibly heroin, was found at the scene. The find wasn't surprising to police, he added, since the drug is seemingly prevalent in the Robstown area.
"That's the No. 1 drug here - heroin," Brown said. "We're going to be doing several search warrants. All these people that are dealing drugs, we're going to go after them."
One new item that will be implemented at the police department in the near future to help combat the drug problem in the area will be a hotline where citizens can call and give tips anonymously about drug activity, Brown said.
"We're getting a hotline together where the phone number doesn't show up and they can give that information in real confidentiality," Brown said.