Video shows Memphis couple passed out on sidewalk after using heroin

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A live video on Facebook showing two people unconscious on the sidewalk is going viral.

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

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

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

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A live video on Facebook showing two people unconscious on the sidewalk is going viral.

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

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

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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.

"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."

It has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

Karen Morgan with Turning Point Recovery Memphis and its suburbs are all seeing an uptick in heroin overdoses.

"People tend to think they've done it to themselves. Well no they haven't. Their brains have been changed by the use of the chemicals," she said.

If you or your loved one is struggling form addiction, call Turning Point Recovery 24/7 hotline 888-512-3321.

You can also read about the center at Turningpointtreatment.org.

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GLOUCESTER, MA - SEPTEMBER 3: Marty Ginivan, an 'angel' volunteering with the police department in Gloucester, Mass., helps move drug addicts into recovery as part of its Angel Program. The program gives addicts the chance to turn in all the drugs they have on themselves in exchange for amnesty for any crimes as long as they agree to go into treatment. Ginivan is photographed Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the Gloucester Police Department. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, MASS - AUGUST 31 - Gloucester Massachusetts on August 31, 2015. A man walks on Main Street and Hancock street downtown. The Gloucester police force has been running an experiment that appears unprecedented anywhere in America. Its architect is a former undercover drug cop Chief Leonard Campanello. Any opiate addict who wanted to get clean would be invited to show up at headquarters. The Gloucester PD would work the phones to get them into treatment - 'not in hours or days, but on the spot.' A volunteer 'angel' would offer them companionship. Even if they brought drugs with them, they would not be charged. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, MASS - AUGUST 31 - The Western Harbor in Gloucester Massachusetts served as a backdrop for a candle light vigil for people who had died of an overdose on August 31, 2015. The bags had messages written on them from friends and family members. They were held down with sand and a single glow stick was dropped inside. The rally was held on National Overdose Awareness Day. The Gloucester police force has been running an experiment that appears unprecedented anywhere in America. Its architect is a former undercover drug cop Chief Leonard Campanello. Any opiate addict who wanted to get clean would be invited to show up at headquarters. The Gloucester PD would work the phones to get them into treatment - 'not in hours or days, but on the spot.' A volunteer 'angel' would offer them companionship. Even if they brought drugs with them, they would not be charged. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, MASS - AUGUST 31 -Collette D'Amico is hugged by Maureen Cavanagh before the start of the vigil in Gloucester Massachusetts. Collette's son Derek died of an overdose. He was 23. The vigil was for people who had died of an overdose. The bags had messages written on them from friends and family members. They were held down with sand and a single glow stick was dropped inside. The rally was held on National Overdose Awareness Day. The Gloucester police force has been running an experiment that appears unprecedented anywhere in America. Its architect is a former undercover drug cop Chief Leonard Campanello. Any opiate addict who wanted to get clean would be invited to show up at headquarters. The Gloucester PD would work the phones to get them into treatment - 'not in hours or days, but on the spot.' A volunteer 'angel' would offer them companionship. Even if they brought drugs with them, they would not be charged. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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