Studying police chief speaks about newest rash of overdoses

READING, Pa.- Because the weekend Studying police have documented 17 overdoses with 6 fatalities, probably extra, linked to a harmful drug combination.

“We’re investigating one other incident final night time the place somebody was deceased and we imagine it might be associated to those, however we’ve to attend for some toxicology outcomes,” says Chief Richard Tornielli, RPD.

Tornielli says not like the final rash of overdoses, fewer folks have overdosed this time, however extra folks have died.

Police say Narcan is efficient towards no matter narcotic is inflicting the overdoses this time, and EMS crews have been in a position to avoid wasting lives, however in a number of circumstances it was too late.

“A few of these of us are alone,” says Tornielli. “They don’t seem to be with anyone else when it occurs, they do not have entry to Narcan or they’re simply not anticipating the drug they’re taking to have this impact.”

Police are advising everybody to be additional cautious proper now particularly those that are ingesting unknown substances. They are saying investigators are actively working to search out out the place persons are getting it.

“[We’re] Taking a look at a few of the bodily proof, attempting to tie it collectively after which get again to the supply like we did the final time to have the ability to determine the place these medication are coming from and shut the operations down,” says Tornielli.

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