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Mass fentanyl poisoning event leaves Nine dead, four cardiac arrests and six intubations

‘Mass fentanyl poisoning event’: Laced drugs in Gadsden claim nine lives over holiday weekend



‘Mass fentanyl poisoning event’: Laced drugs in Gadsden claim nine lives over holiday weekend

Over the holiday weekend, a defective batch of narcotics killed nine individuals in Gadsden County, according to local authorities.

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office issued a notice Friday after two women were discovered dead from what seemed to be an overdose, asking the public’s assistance in alerting others to the potential for contaminated drug supplies. For a definitive diagnosis of the cause of death, an autopsy is still awaiting.

Four cardiac arrests and six intubations were brought on by the overdoses, according to Gadsden County Lieutenant Anglie Holmes.

On Friday, the bodies of two women were discovered inside an apartment.

A drug-impaired motorist caused a car crash that resulted in the death of a passenger, according to the findings of the police.


There have been reports of cases coming from the cities of Havana, Gretna, Quincy, and Chattahoochee.

In a video posted to Facebook, Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A. Young was quoted as saying, “Here in Gadsden, I have not heard of any opioid poisoning here in the county as it relates to fentanyl.” On Friday, though, it became very clear that it had been here in the county, and we had approximately 15 calls connected to it.

“The men and women of the DEA are determined to bringing to justice the criminal drug networks and dealers who are purposely spreading fentanyl and deceitfully combining it with other narcotics and bogus medications, killing Americans.”

According to authorities, 2mg of fentanyl is regarded to be fatal.


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