Heroin horror: Facebook video captures unconscious couple on sidewalk

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A live Facebook video showing two people unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk is going viral.

According to police, the two people said they "snorted some heroin" in a nearby Walgreens bathroom.

Someone driving by saw them on the sidewalk at South Pauline Street and Eastmoreland Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Monday and called 911, according to WREG.

Memphis Fire crews revived the husband and wife, who were both then taken to the hospital in noncritical condition.

Police found the woman, Carla Hiers, had a warrant out for her arrest, so they took her into custody.

Courtland Garner posted a Facebook Live video of the incident, showing the two sprawled on the sidewalk and onlookers commenting on them.

Warning: The below video contains graphic language

"What they were doing was children things. It was a spectacle. It made me laugh. They can help themselves," said Garner. "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."


  • Linda

    How sad is it that we as a society stand by and laugh at people in distress. Yes I know we didn’t help these people stick th needle in there arm. But really. Listen to the idiot laughing and talking stupid. SO SO SAD.

  • skippy

    There is a perfect example of Black Lives Matter.I understand the white people made the choice to do the drugs,but then to have the persecuted blacks standing around and taking pictures and filming it instead of calling for help.
    Shows what’s really important to them.

  • Betsy Perez

    This is a damn shame all the way around! How can you feel good about video taping two people in serious need of help?! This could be someone you love one day, these people are someones children, brother, sister, mother, father. Think people! And believe me I HATE drugs! HATE them!! BUT there is NO way I’m going sit and watch this and NOT try and HELP!! What is wrong with you?! Have a heart! Come on! SHAME ON YOU! All of you that thought this was funny or entertaining!! I am honestly more sadden by the crowd of people and there reaction to these people and the total lack of companion and the lack of help these two people got, more then I am by the drugs these two took. Its so sad ..I think these spectators should be ticketed at the very least for not helping! And please AMERICA help get these people long term help and get these drugs off the streets! Enough is ENOUGH

  • Metal Maniac

    To all who say they would help these people… If you aren’t a cop, a doctor, or a drug rehab facilitator the only thing you should do is learn from THEIR mistakes and move on. They aren’t innocent, they knew the consequences when they used this drug, lets stop the pity train.

  • GM

    Depravity. Complete depravity. There was some idiotic druggie stuff going on but who are we as a people that we record, laughing, people have zero conscience. I think the druggie are idiots but the bystanders are animals. And, I MAINE THE OUTCRY if the tables were turned. White teens/young people doing this over 2 black people. There would be rioting. And for the record, I definitely believe racism is alive and well and don’t condone it but imagine if the tables were turned.

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