2018-04-15 / Police Beat

Drug identified as substance swallowed by man before traffic stop

LAPEER — Toxicology results indicate Evan Donohue, 29, of Otter Lake, died after he dumped a large amount of cocaine into a drink and swallowed the drug minutes before a vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by the Lapeer Police Dept. on March 28.

Police pulled over a vehicle near Monroe and West Nepessing streets at approximately 2:25 a.m. after it was observed with an expired plate. The officer discovered that the driver, a 47-year-old Lapeer man, had a suspended driver’s license. During his investigation the driver told the officer that Donohue had consumed an unknown powder in a drink after noticing a police car was following their vehicle.

When the officers went to remove Donohue from the vehicle they found he was breathing, but unresponsive to their commands. Lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated, including the administration of Narcan. An ambulance crew was dispatched and additional lifesaving efforts were performed. Donohue was transported to McLaren Lapeer Region where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

— Jeff Hogan

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