Man Shoots Up in WalMart Bathroom, Passes Out

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“I think it was heroin."

If you ever have to utter that sentence to cops after they find you passed out in a WalMart bathroom in Elyria with a syringe, you may want to reconsider where your life is going. First of all, you think it was heroin? You're not sure what you bought? Second, a WalMart bathroom? Come on, at least go to Target. Somewhere, Seth Meyers can't stop saying, "Really?"

The Chronicle Telegram has the report, or as we'll call it for this gentleman, a wake-up call.

Ryan Johnson, 22, of Elyria, was found sitting unconscious on a toilet with a full syringe lying on the floor next to him. A spoon with burned cotton and a plastic bag full of syringe needles as well as a lighter and a pack of cigarettes was found on the toilet paper dispenser.

Johnson told paramedics, “I think it was heroin,” when asked what he’d injected himself with. He was taken to EMH Medical Center in Elyria.

Johnson, besides being arrested for drug possession, also had outstanding warrants out.

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