Panhandler found dead of drug overdose with $83,000 in heroin in car (video)

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By: Mahesh Sarin 

(Scroll down for video) A panhandler who was found dead in his car, was surrounded with thousands of dollars in cash and heroin worth nearly $100,000.

The homeless man in Washington, who died of an apparent drug overdose, was found in the car containing $83,000 dollars worth of heroin.

The body of Douglas Budd, 56, was found in his car with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, suggesting that he died almost instantly by the drug overdose.

The dose was so powerful that Budd spilled a strawberry milkshake on his body. Police also found more than $1,700 in cash and a half a pound of heroin, which has a value of $83,000.

Captain Rod Light, a spokesperson for the Yakima Police Department, said that Budd divided his time between dealing drugs and begging in one of the busiest intersections in the city.

Budd, according to court documents, had a long criminal record, including convictions for theft, burglary, drug possession and possession of a stolen firearm.