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LANCASTER, Pa.– A Lancaster man is facing charges after giving his daughter heroin which caused her overdose.

Kerry Long, 35, is being charged with aggravated assault, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and possession with intent to deliver heroin.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on October 8, police responded to a residence on the 600 block of Poplar St. for a report of an overdose.

Upon arrival, police found a 16-year-old female unconscious on the second floor of the home. Nearby, they found packaging material consistent with the use of heroin.

Officers administered a nasal application of naloxone, but the patient remained unresponsive. Additional doses of naloxone were administered once a paramedic arrived.

After regaining consciousness, the patient told officers that her father (Long) had supplied her with the heroin.

Long was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant. He was arraigned on his charges and committed to Lancaster County Prison.

Anyone with additional information on this incident can contact Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3301 or you can submit an anonymous tip through a CrimeWatch page.