A victim of a heroin overdose was revived in Wildwood Crest on July 4.

Cape May Prosecutor Robert Taylor said Wildwood Crest police responded to a home on the 100 block of West Wisteria Avenue at 5:51 p.m. for a 33-year-old male who overdosed on heroin.

Police reported they found 30 bags of suspected heroin and syringes located next to the victim.

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The victim was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center and has made a full recovery, Taylor said.

The person who contacted authorities did not face any charges under the state’s “Overdose Prevention Act,” which provides immunity from prosecution if they call to report that someone has overdosed -- even if they are using a drug themselves.

Taylor said a delay by someone to report an overdose because they are afraid of prosecution could cause someone who overdosed to lose their life.

Authorities have been warning people about overdoses as there have been a series of incidents in the region in the past several months.

An unidentified person died due to a possible heroin overdose in Sea Isle City on Sunday. An autopsy is pending.

A 37-year-old woman was found dead in Avalon due to an apparent heroin overdose in early June.

Two weeks earlier there were three reported overdoses in Cape May County, including two deaths. In April, nine Ocean County residents died within eight days as the result of heroin overdoses.


Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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