Inducing panic charge filed against suspected overdose victim


A Girard man faces an inducing panic charge in connection with his suspected drug overdose, according to a police report. 

Charged is Scott McCleery, 38. He was arrested on a warrant Tuesday. 

According to the report, the charge stems from a July 8 overdose in the parking lot of a Market Street business. An officer reported seeing McCleery “slumped behind the wheel of a car” about 6:30 a.m. 

Police were able to awaken McCleery, who was taken to a hospital. He told police he had taken an antipsychotic medication. Police did not report finding any drugs in the car, but took part of a plastic bag and $700 in cash from the vehicle. 

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