Police Find Panhandler Dead In Car
Yakima police find one of their most prolific panhandlers dead in his car Tuesday near a Taco Bell.
Police say 56-year-old Douglas Budd, was found in his car with a syringe in his arm -- they believe he died from an overdose.
In addition, officers found almost two thousand dollars in cash, and half a pound of heroin worth about 83 thousand dollars.
Police say budd was also a known drug dealer in the area.
"While he's out there doing the drugs, dealing the drugs, people are still giving him money," said Captain Rod Light, "He's actually a known supplier to other individuals out there standing on the street corner."
The Yakima County coroner says it could take up to 4 weeks to determine if Budd's death was caused by an overdose.