Near Fatal Overdose In Hornell, Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Drug Dealer In Avoca

June 12, 2018

HORNELL, NY – Hornell Police Chief Ted Murray reports that a Hornell Police Officer saved the life of a 36 year old man who almost died from a drug overdose, and then charged a suspected drug dealer believed to have sold the drugs. According to Hornell Police Chief Ted Murray, on Saturday, June 2, Hornell Police responded to a call about someone having a respiratory arrest at an apartment on Hill Street. Arriving on the scene was Officer Pete McDaniels, who quickly figured out that the male victim was suffering from a drug overdose. Officer McDaniels administered two doses of Narcan, and the victim was taken to St. James Hospital by ambulance.

Hornell Police Chief Ted Murray says that they immediately launched an investigation, led by Sgt. Inv. Tom Aini and assisted by Hornell Police Officer Pete McDaniels. Evidence was collected from the scene, including cocaine and methamphetamine, and inhalation instruments used for that. According to Murray, this led to the arrest of Bailey l. Haar, 29 years old, Oliver Street, Avoca. Haar is charged with third degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance and second degree assault. She was arraigned before Judge David Coddington and remanded to Steuben County Jail.

Police Chief Ted Murray concluded his statement to the press, by saying that Hornell Police are committed to investigate all events of illegal narcotic overdoses and that Hornell Police have the support of the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute.