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Overdose victim in Stamford charged with drug offenses

March 21, 2018

STAMFORD-A city man found slumped behind the wheel of his vehicle parked in front of his family’s home and revived red with multiple doses of the anti-opiate Narcan one month ago, was arrested Tuesday for possession of the drugs found inside his car.

Mark Gjuraj, 30, of Derwen Street, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance , possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to keep prescription drugs in their original container.

Police and medics were called by a family member on Feb. 21 at 1:40 p.m. on the report that there was an unresponsive male inside a car parked in front of their house.

Inside the car, police and medics found Gjuraj unresponsive. In plain sight several syringes were seen by police who searched the car and found multiple containers of prescription drugs and several folds of suspected heroin. Police found five glassine bags of heroin weighting 1.5 grams, along with a bundle of heroin weighting 6.3 trams and eight white prescription pills, his arrest warrant states.

When tested, the powder in the glassine envelopes and bundle tested positive for the presence of heroin, the warrant says.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com