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Police say Allison had used heroin

7/24/2004 - Florida Marlins

PEABODY, Mass. -- Police say 2003 top Florida Marlins draft pick
Jeff Allison spent three days in the hospital because of a heroin
overdose.

Allison was hospitalized last weekend after he and a friend
split a bag of heroin, Lynn police told the The Salem News.

The friend noticed that Allison was having trouble breathing and
drove him to Union Hospital in Lynn. Allison was released on
Tuesday.

Allison was the 16th pick overall in the 2003 June draft after a
standout career at Peabody High School, where he went 8-0 and
didn't allow an earned run in 63 1/3 innings during his
senior season. He signed for $1.85 million.

In May, he left the Marlins' minor league training camp without
permission for undisclosed reasons.

Allison has not been charged.