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Middletown Police Log: Heroin and Drunk Driving Charges Filed

The following information is based on Middletown Police Department arrest reports and do not indicate any convictions.

The reported the following recent arrests:

Heroin possession

Joshua B. Campbell, 26, of 45 Marion Ave., Narragansett, was arrested around 6:39 p.m. Tuesday night on a felony charge of heroin possession.

According to the arrest report, Middletown police and fire department rescue workers had responded to the parking lot at West Marine on West Main Road for a report of man in a car not breathing. Campbell was doing chest compressions on the unconscious man when emergency workers arrived, ordered him to stop and took over treatment for what first appeared to be a seizure.

As emergency workers became suspicious of drugs involved and police began to search the car, Campbell walked away from the scene. Police stopped Campbell as he was walking on West Main Road near the JFK School for further questioning and he allegedly admitted to having heroin in his possession and that the unconscious man had been doing heroin. Police allegedly seized heroin from Campbell's lunch bag and under his hat. He was immediately arrested without further incident.

Police advised rescue workers via radio of the possible drug overdose and rescue workers back at the scene were able to treat and revive the unconscious man accordingly. Police later reported the patient was in good condition.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Jamie A. Barao, 28, of 13 Third St., Portsmouth, was arrested on a misdemeanor first offense charge of driving under the influence of alcohol around 1:52 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the arrest report, police stopped the car he was driving on West Main Road near West View Road after a police officer in a cruiser swerved out of his own lane to avoid Barao's car because it had crossed the center line into the opposite lane.

During questioning after the traffic stop, police detected the smell of alcohol and observed Barao to have bloodshot, glossy eyes. He allegedly admitted to having “a few drinks” and was arrested after a field sobriety test was conducted at the scene. After further processing at the Middletown Police Station, Barao was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test to measure his blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) level.

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