According to police, 25-year old Shane Phillips of Fairlee, Vermont, was arrested Tuesday for possession of heroin. At around 7:30 Tuesday night, Lebanon Police received a call about a suspicious motor vehicle on Maple Street with two male occupants inside. When police arrived on scene, they determined that the male passenger had overdosed on heroin and was unconscious.
The Lebanon Fire Department treated him with NARCAN, an opiate antidote, and transported him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The driver was identified as Phillips and he was found with 13 bags of heroin.
He was subsequently arrested and it was discovered that he was also in contempt of court through an active Electronic Bench Warrant. His bail was set at $20,000, which he was unable to post, and he was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.
Phillips was scheduled to be arraigned earlier Wednesday.