Facebook user Courtland Garner recently live-streamed the aftermath of a couple using heroin on a street in Memphis.
In the video, the woman can be seen helplessly slumping over backwards while the man struggles to crawl. Authorities say the couple was seriously intoxicated with heroin, which they took at the bathroom of a nearby Walgreens. They were later revived and taken to a hospital.
See video below.
Garner hopes streaming this video live on Facebook will help young people reject drugs. In the video, he says, “What they were doing was children things. It was a spectacle. It made me laugh.” Garner says he is sure of the fact that a good number of kids in America are on social media and when they see the video, they will say “I don’t want to look stupid like that; I don’t want to do those drugs.”
Heroin is addictive. Garner seems to want to discourage people from ever trying it. He notes that if young people see the video, they will not want to do heroin and certainly other drugs because they will not want to act as foolish as the couple did.
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