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Facebook video shows bystanders laughing as couple suffers heroin overdose

October 6, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Facebook video shows bystanders laughing as couple suffers heroin overdose

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Shocking footage shows bystanders laughing as couple suffers heroin overdose

Disturbing footage has surfaced of spectators laughing at a married couple as they fell unconscious after a heroin overdose.

The concerning video of the pair, recorded in broad daylight in Memphis, Tennessee, was posted on Facebook on Monday by Courtland Garner and immediately went viral.

The footage shows the couple squirming on the floor after snorting heroin in the bathroom of a local Walgreens as the crowd watches and does nothing to help.

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Paramedics revived Carla Hiers, 59, (pictured) and her partner, who has not been identified

Emergency personnel finally arrived and revived the heroin overdose victims identified as 59-year-old Carla Hiers and her partner, who are both long-time drug users.

The footage is yet another recent illustration of America’s out-of-control heroin epidemic.

Hiers, who is also known as Carla High, is seen down on her knees on the sidewalk while her partner is plopped on his back on a nearby bench.

At one time, someone is heard on camera stating: “This fella might be dead…I hope he’s not dead” and another replied: “He’s got a pulse.”

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One of the overdose victims, identified by paramedics as a long-time addict, is seen flopped over on a bench

Others are heard laughing: “That’s some good s*** they been smoking.”

Hiers was apprehended due to an outstanding arrest warrant.

The woman was booked into Shelby County Jail on $200 bond. Arrest documents indicate that she has been behind bars multiple times for charges including fraud, theft, and drug possession.

Garner said: “I know for a fact all the kids are on social media, and when kids see that video, you know what they are going to say? I don’t want to look stupid like that I don’t want to do those drugs.”

Paramedics revived Carla Hiers, 59, (pictured) and her partner, who has not been identified

Hiers was taken into custody as there was a warrant for her arrest. She was booked into Shelby County Jail on a $200 bond (mugshot left). A previous mugshot (right) shows her after a different arrest in June

However, Krista Sheridan commented on the post, saying: “I don’t care what color, religion, economic status you are you deserve to be treated with common decency…..smh it doesn’t matter if drugs cause this or not no deserves to be laughed at and treated like that.”

Karen Morgan, from the drug charity ‘Turning Point Recovery Memphis,’ declared that the city and its suburbs were observing significant increases in heroin-related overdoses, saying: “People tend to think they’ve done it to themselves. Well no they haven’t. Their brains have been changed by the use of the chemicals.”

It is unclear what happened to Hiers’ partner after he recovered consciousness.

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