Palmerton woman overdoses, revived by police
Lorene Rice, 42, of Palmerton, is facing drug possession charges after she overdosed and needed to be revived by state police at the Lehighton barracks after an incident at 9:17 a.m. Aug. 6 in Bowmanstown.
Police said after she was treated at the hospital, she was transported to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, where she was committed in lieu of bail.
Police said they responded to the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue in Bowmanstown for a reported disturbance and upon arrival took Rice into custody for drug possession.
When police arrived with her back at the barracks, the woman overdosed in the back seat of the patrol car and needed to be revived by police with the use of Narcan.
The victim in the case is a 74-year-old Palmerton man, police said.