Skip to comments.New Haven Mass Overdose: 30+ Overdoses, Arrest Made (CT)
Posted on 08/15/2018 1:51:23 PM PDT by KosmicKitty
Reports of overdoses continue to skyrocket as the day progresses. A Public health alert has been issued.
NEW HAVEN, CT Emergency crews are responding to a mass overdose at the New Haven Green Wednesday. Overdoses have now spread to other parts of the city as well and are pushing emergency crews to the limit.
Overdose reports continue to come in rapid fire; there were two additional reports during the span of a short late morning press conference. The city has declared a public health alert after more than 30 overdoses.
A local man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses was arrested. He was arrested on a violation of probation warrant and had drugs on him, said Officer David Hartman, police spokesman. He is being classified as a person of interest in the investigation.
Victim symptoms ranged from nausea to respiratory distress and unconsciousness, said New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. at a press conference.
There have been no reported fatalities. Victims come from a wide range of ages and demographics, Alston said.
Calls started coming in around 8 a.m. regarding multiple overdoses on the Green.
The exact drug or drugs that lead to the overdose aren't known at this time or whether every overdose victim had the same batch. Some medical evidence suggests that it is potentially a mixture of synthetic cannabinoid K2, hallucinogen PCP and some kind of opioid, said Yale EMS Medical Director Sandy Bogucki.
High doses of Narcan at the hospital have helped some of the patients.
Illnesses are largely non-life threatening and concentrated to a portion of the New Haven Green, said city Emergency Operations Deputy Director Rick Fontana.
Police are dealing with the sale and origin investigation portion of the investigation.
"Any physical evidence and gathered intelligence, including patient testimony is considered when trying to track down and arrest those who deal illegal drugs in our city," said Officer David Hartman, police spokesman.
There is a large contingent of police, firefighters and EMS on the Green as the medical emergency is sorted out.
I've worked in New Haven for years and lived in the area all my life and I don't ever remember something like this happening.
Could you please add “Connecticut” to my title. Meant to, my bad.
“Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven....”
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
New Haven Green is as good a place as any to build a large gallows, and to keep it busy.
Emergency crews are responding to a mass overdose ....
How sad. Sad that crews are being called out to such self induced idiocy. At the expense of real emergencies like heart attacks and car wrecks.
Sad that millions of dollars in tax payer monies are being used to treat these idiots.
They should be rounded up and warehoused somewhere until they sober up. And if they die in the meantime - well, that’s on them.
Have things like this happened in other areas?
the detritus of a progress-left society.
Was watching Dope on Netflix. Showed a dealer in Baltimore. Was talking about how if the put too much Fentanyl in the Heroin, and they got some fatal OD’s it was GOOD FOR BUSINESS. “Word gets around to the fiends and they want that good shit”.....
How many ‘New Haven’s are there?.............
Legalize drugs. They have the right to be stupid.
SJWs at Yale can’t fix this?
Must be a Democrat city.
I don't know if this is just a local thing. It is an unusual event in this area due to the large number of victims, and so many OD's happening simultaneously.
[How sad. Sad that crews are being called out to such self induced idiocy. At the expense of real emergencies like heart attacks and car wrecks.]
Frankly, I agree.
Quit wasting public funds on these overdoses and let Darwin sort them out.
I know there’s one in Vermont. Many towns in Vermont share the same name as towns in Connecticut as Vermont was settled by people from Connecticut.
Gee, that’s a shame.
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