Stafford man revived, arrested after heroin overdose in Taco Bell drive-thru

WASHINGTON — A Stafford, Virginia, man was arrested on drug-related charges Friday after police found him overdosed on heroin in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell.

Police responded to the Taco Bell on Garrisonville Road near the North Stafford Plaza and found Brian Tyler Edwards, 26, unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car in the drive-thru.

The car was still in drive and there was a needle in Edwards’ right hand, according to a Stafford County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The responding officer put the vehicle in park and took the needle from Edwards before using Narcan to revive him, police said.

Edwards told the officer there was heroin in the car, which he had used within the past 30 minutes, police said.

Edwards was evaluated by rescue on scene and taken to Rappahannock Regional Jail.

He was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of controlled paraphernalia.

Below is a map of the area of the incident.

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