WARNING: The video at the end of this article contains strong language and violent threats. It is not suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
Hyannis – Everybody reading this has likely been affected by the pestilence of heroin abuse in one way or another. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or deadly crime scene you just happened to come across.
Heroin abuse ends in one of three ways: prison, death, or full ongoing recovery (the last option is rare, but possible).
Today’s heroin victim nearly died. He was unconscious and reportedly not breathing. Thanks to friends and rescue workers he was revived… for the time being.
If you have revived someone unconscious from any type of drug overdose you begin to develop a hatred for the illicit drug that almost cut short the life of someone you care about. It’s something you never forget.
That is why I’m showing this horrible footage and drama to my Hyannis News readers. Hopefully it will deeply affect you too; hopefully you will learn to detest heroin and the enablers of heroin as I do.
Right now there is an ongoing plague killing our youth. The problem of heroin abuse in the Greater Hyannis area is real; it’s deadly; and it’s closer to impacting you in more ways than you can imagine.
Years ago I would have never covered such a story. But having seen the death and ruined lives first hand, I’ve decided to bring this scourge out into the light of day.
The truth is the best disinfectant.
I will continue to report on this subject as often as I can until it completely disappears. I’m prepared for a long battle.
The young male in today’s overdose was conscious when he was being placed into rescue. He was very likely given the lifesaving drug called Narcan.
Yarmouth Police have had public trainings on how to administer this drug. The topic of whether to spread public training and access to this medication is a topic worthy of further discussion.
Today’s scene unfolded right in the middle of a busy downtown tourist area, in the parking area behind the Duck Inn Pub. This is not the first time there has been this type of incident on the property to the rear of this pub.
The Duck Boats were just steps away. The local bowling alley and arcade was even closer.
Kids were watching. There were many tourists watching as well.
One abusive man threatened to harm me. He was taking his fear and anxiety out on me, and he shouldn’t have. There is no excuse for his behavior and I will be dealing with this separate incident in the near future.
I would like to thank the business owners who approached me after the attack was over, expressing appreciation for Hyannis News and my determination to arrive at the truth.
I also would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the first responder, who I consider a friend, for reaching out to me and also showing his appreciation for what I do.
In the end, there is no room for illicit drugs and wanton aggression on the streets of our town. It’s time to fight back and expose the problems, as well as the people and establishments who enable it.
The good news is that as people reclaim what is theirs, our beloved HyTown will become a safe family friendly city again.
In the meantime I will do my best to show you what is really going on.
Press play to review the following raw footage of the scene:
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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