Huge Drug Tragedy Hits Northeast

A huge overdose was reported in Connecticut in the span of one day. The Daily Wire reports:

As many as 76 people overdosed near Yale University on Tuesday night, and police have arrested three men connected to the incident. Rick Fontana, New Haven’s director of emergency operations, said all of the overdoses were in the area of the New Haven Green, according to CBS News.

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston added that the overdoses could be linked to “K2” synthetic marijuana laced with another drug. Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Dr. Sandy Bogucki echoed, “We heard from people on the green this morning that it potentially included PCP. Some of the reactions of the patients in the emergency department would suggest that there was an opioid involved as well,” as USA Today reported. Bogucki also stated that it wasn’t clear whether all the victims had used the same drug.

Alston said that Wednesday morning at roughly 8 a.m., calls were made to emergency crews reporting people vomiting and passing out. He recalled that after the sixth response, “we knew that now we were going to have a multi-casualty incident. Even while we were trying to return people to service, they were passing victims on the ground.”

No deaths were reported, but two individuals were reported in serious, life-threatening condition.

The ravages of drugs are still very real.


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