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Guy gets revived from overdose, runs away

Police and paramedics still haven't found him, but they did find another guy in a closet who was wanted
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Police locate wanted male while assisting ambulance with overdose

Just before 5 a.m. on January 16, police responded with an ambulance crew to a residence on Wilsonview Avenue for a male that had received Naloxone after overdosing in the home.

After being revived by the Naloxone, the man ran off before he could receive important follow-up medical attention. Naloxone only temporarily blocks the effects of opioid drugs and additional treatment is urgently needed to ensure someone's well-being.

When police arrived and began trying to locate the man, they found another man hiding in a downstairs closet. Investigation revealed that man was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court from a previous charge and was arrested. When the male was searched he was found in possession of what is believed to be fentanyl and crack cocaine.

Charged with obstruct police, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and multiple counts of breach of recognizance and probation is a 30-year-old Guelph man who is to appear in bail court.  

Police could not locate the male who had overdosed and whose identity and whereabouts are unknown.