Mashpee Responds To Three Heroin Overdoses In 48 Hours

The new year was only 48 hours old when Mashpee Fire and Rescue and Police Department personnel had to respond to the familiar call to treat victims of a heroin overdose.

On Thursday evening, during the height of the first blizzard of the winter season, emergency responders were called to a South Sandwich Road home for a report of two unresponsive men in their 20s. Both men, suffering from a heroin overdose, were revived with Narcan and transported to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.

Narcan is a powerful drug that is used to treat the effects of opiate overdoses by counteracting the life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, in effect bringing overdose victims back to life.

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Two days later, on Saturday evening, emergency responders were called to a County Road residence for a report of another unresponsive man. Once again, the victim was suffering from a heroin overdose, revived with Narcan, and transported to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.

Mashpee Police Chief Rodney C. Collins said that the incidents are under investigation.

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