A 23-year-old man is facing drug charges after police and medical personnel responded to call at his residence at around 8:10 p.m. on Aug. 15, Whitehall Borough police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.
The man—Joshua Charles Signore, who resides in a Whitehall Place Apartments residence in the 1700 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area—was lying on the floor of his residence when police arrived, Dolfi said.
The chief said that Signore was breathing sporadically, so the officer provided medical assistance to him, administering oxygen until medics arrived.
While with Signore, the officer reported spotting, through an open closet door, a syringe lying on the floor.
After medics arrived, the officer collected the syringe and also discovered two partially empty stamp bags that are "commonly used to package heroin," Dolfi said. There was a "red stamp on each bag."
The officer collected the bags, as well, and Signore was taken to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Dolfi said on Tuesday, Aug. 20, that Signore would be "OK." Nevertheless, police are charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
A Whitehall police officer and police K-9 unit assisted a Pennsylvania parole officer in conducting an announced search of a parolee's residence in the 1600 block of Skyline at around 11:20 a.m. on Aug. 14, Dolfi said.
The parolee was not at the residence at the time of the search, which resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia, a small amount of a controlled substance and a firearm, Dolfi said.
The parole officer collected the items and will handle the parole violation.