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New Jersey Officer Pleads Guilty To Doing Heroin In Patrol Car

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New Jersey Officer Pleads Guilty To Doing Heroin In Patrol Car

New Jersey Officer Pleads Guilty To Doing Heroin In Patrol Car

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A New Jersey police officer had to hand over his badge after pleading guilty to doing heroin in his patrol car.

According to the department’s Facebook page, Franklin Township officer Matthew D. Ellery, 29, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated after he was discovered slumped over in his patrol car, while high on Heroin.

Ellery was unresponsive on April 7 when other officer’s tried to call him on his radio.When a fellow cop responded to his last known location, he was found slumped over in his vehicle,

“The responding officer, who is also an EMT (emergency medical technician), determined that defendant Ellery was experiencing an opiate overdose because he was cyanotic, had no carotid pulse and was not breathing,”county prosecutor, Michael Robertson said in a statement. “The officer removed defendant Ellery from the vehicle and administered two doses of naloxone to him. After receiving the two doses of naloxone and before the officer could commence CPR, defendant Ellery regained consciousness.”

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