Man revived after allegedly being left for dead

A Union Township man and woman face an assortment of charges, including failure to report a dead body, after police said a passerby found a man along the road who was presumed to be dead but who was revived with CPR and an opioid antidote.

Victoria Vargas, 21, and Justin Brookover, 26, both of the 400 West block of County Road 500 North, were booked into Porter County Jail early Sunday afternoon on charges of possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of paraphernalia and failure to report a dead body, said Sgt. Jamie Erow, public information officer with the Porter County Sheriff's Department.

Erow said a passerby found a 26-year-old man along County Road 500 North in the area of County Road 450 West in Union Township who presumed the man was dead. First responders were able to revive the man with CPR and Narcan, an opioid antidote widely available to police and first responders.

The man is suspected of having suffered from an opiate overdose, Erow said, adding he is at a local hospital.

Police are continuing its investigation.

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