December 20, 2014

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Man charged with using heroin inside Lorain restaurant

Daniel Carter

Daniel Carter

LORAIN — An employee at a restaurant called police after he saw a man shooting up heroin in the restaurant bathroom, according to police.

Daniel Carter, 37, was charged with criminal trespassing, drug abuse and possession of narcotics, heroin and drug abuse instruments.

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived at Momma Jo’s Home Style, 2001 Broadway, after an employee called to say he saw a man doing drugs in the restaurant bathroom.

Police found Carter “slumped over” in the front of the restaurant, according to the police report. A restaurant employee said he had told Carter to leave a few times but was ignored, according to police.

Police took Carter out of the restaurant and after searching his pockets, found a used syringe, a bottle of pills and a cigarette pack with a spoon and a small bag inside, according to the report. The spoon and bag tested positive for heroin, according to police.

Carter told police after the search that he had just injected himself with heroin, they drove him to Mercy Regional Medical Center while reviving him with Narcan.

He was treated and later taken to the Lorain City Jail, where he was being held on a $25,000 bond Wednesday afternoon.