Man Who Went to UPMC NW for Infected Arm Found With Suspected Heroin, Syringes

| February 13, 2019

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing drug charges after syringes and suspected heroin were found in his socks following a medical procedure at UMPC Northwest.

According to Franklin-based State Police, around 4:31 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, Ian Jordan, 36, of Franklin, arrived at UPMC Northwest with an infected arm and was admitted to the hospital for surgery.

Police say following the surgery, as the staff members were placing Jordan onto a recovery bed, they found two syringes, one empty and one loaded with a cloudy liquid in his right sock. They also found three stamp bags of what appeared to be heroin in his left sock.

Jordan was released from the hospital the following day.

One misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia were filed at Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office on Monday, February 4.


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