Police Still Investigating Multiple Overdoses, Fourth Victim Dies

first_img Subscribe Pasadena police are still looking into multiple drug-related incidents that left four people dead after seven separate incidents of suspected fentanyl overdoses on Friday and Saturday.“Detectives are still investigating to determine if there is a link,” said Pasadena Police Lt. Bill Grisafe.The victims were all men who ranged in age from their 30s to their 60s. Two of them died at hospitals, Grisafe said. Another was pronounced dead at the scene.Another of the overdose victims was in grave condition for days before succumbing, according to Grisafe.The other three patients were not expected to be hospitalized long term. At least two of them had been revived by paramedics or medial staff using the anti-opioid overdose nasal spray known as Narcan, or naloxone.Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but some experts say could be 50 to 100 times more potent.Fentanyl is a prescription drug, but due to its potency, it is also made and used illegally.Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery.The drug is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids.Suspected fentanyl overdoses are not common in the city, and Grisafe described Friday’s wave of overdoses as “an anomaly.”A police official Sunday morning said there were no similar incidents overnight. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Public Safety Police Still Investigating Multiple Overdoses, Fourth Victim Dies Detectives searching for link between multiple incidents of fentanyl overdoses over two days By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 3:17 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img

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