Shocking footage has emerged of bystanders laughing at a married couple as they fall unconscious after overdosing on heroin.
The concerning video of the pair, taken in broad daylight in Memphis, Tennessee, was posted on Facebook Live by Courtland Garner on Monday and quickly went viral.
It shows the husband and wife writhing on the floor after snorting the drug in the bathroom of a nearby Walgreens – while the crowd stands back and does nothing.
Paramedics eventually arrived on the scene and revived Carla Hiers, 59, and her partner, who are both long-time drug addicts. The video is yet another example of America’s heroin epidemic, that is spiraling out of control.
Hiers, who also goes by the name Carla High, is seen collapsed on her knees on the sidewalk while her partner is seen flopped on his back on a bench.
At one point someone is heard on camera saying: ‘This fella might be dead…I hope he’s not dead’ and someone replies: ‘He’s got a pulse.’ Others are heard joking: ‘That’s some good s*** they been smoking.’
Hiers was taken into custody as there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was booked into Shelby County Jail on a $200 bond. Online records show she has been behind bars a number of times facing charges including theft, drug possession and fraud.
Mr Garner posted on Facebook: ‘They out here f***ed up.’ He told the local WREG news: ‘What they were doing was children’s things. It was a spectacle. It made me laugh. They can’t help themselves.’