Yakima panhandler found dead with heroin

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A man described as a regular panhandler in Yakima was found dead in his car Tuesday night with $1,700 in cash and a half-pound of heroin.

Police say 56-year-old Douglas D. Budd had a hypodermic needle in his arm and apparently died of a drug overdose.

Capt. Rod Light told the Yakima Herald-Republic (http://bit.ly/WgaTbw) Budd split his time between drug-dealing and panhandling at one of the city's busiest intersections. He had a criminal record that included shoplifting, burglary, theft and drug convictions.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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