A Norristown police officer came to the 1000 block of New Hope Street to see about an unresponsive person in a car on a weekday afternoon, who was then taken to a hospital for what appeared to be a drug overdose, according to a Norristown police report.
The officer arrived at New Hope Street on Oct. 9 around 4 p.m. and was directed to a specific car where a woman identified as Robin Webb was in the driver’s seat, say police. Next to her, a man identified as David Salkowski was “slumped over in the front passenger seat,” according to the report.
The officer saw the kind of clear, plastic bag that is often used to package heroin lying, torn, on the floor of the car between the man’s feet, say police. The officer was able to somewhat wake Salkowski, who said that he had used heroin but did not know where the needle was, say police. A local EMS ambulance arrived and the officer cut the man’s front pockets out of safety concerns for other police and medics, according to the report.
The officer found in the man’s pocket two wax, blue paper bags stamped with a star, and, in another pocket, another wax, blue bag that had a picture of a crown on it, and the words “WATCH THE THRONE,” according to the report.
The medics started to treat the man and he was brought to a hospital for what appeared to be a drug overdose; police found a syringe just under the man’s seat in the car, say police.