5/10/17 Today’s Overdose Observer

Miami County 2017 overdose deaths have surpassed last year’s total

Dayton Daily News  – ‎5 hours ago‎
The sheriff said that as Monday’s public forum, held at the Covington Schools K-8 building, was going on, his jail staff was dealing with a female inmate who had been brought in by Piqua police, had concealed drugs and had overdosed. The woman was …

4 Johns Hopkins students overdose on opioids at fraternity party

ABC2 News  – ‎7 hours ago‎
“Opioid overdose is a serious public health crisis affecting college campuses nationwide,” school officials said in a news release.

Greenwood police report 1st ‘gray death’ overdose

Indianapolis Star  – ‎1 hour ago‎
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Johnson County authorities are warning residents about a lethal opioid mix called “gray death” that has been found in Greenwood.

Coroner: Orleans inmate dies of cocaine overdose

WWL  – ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW ORLEANS — Twenty three-year-old Colby Crawford was being held at the Orleans Justice Center jail since May 3, 2016, when he was booked for aggravated battery and domestic abuse with a dangerous weapon.

AG reports first carfentanil overdose death in Maine

WGME  – ‎3 hours ago‎
YORK COUNTY (WGME) — The Maine Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that a person has died due to a carfentanil overdose. Officials say the overdose happened in April in York County. The deadly synthetic drug powerful enough to tranquilize …

County moves overdose analyst position forward

Chicago Tribune  – ‎50 minutes ago‎
The County Council Tuesday moved forward with a request to create a part-time position to collect information on overdoses in Lake County.

3 arrested in connection to 2 Vermont overdose deaths

WPTZ  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Police said they arrested Harris Bradeen, 52, of Braintree, for the overdose death of Paul Norton, 33, on August 28, 2016, on Steele Hill Road in Roxbury.

Pair ditches friend after heroin overdose

Covington Leader (subscription)  – ‎18 hours ago‎
Both he and Jones, 43, of Cates Drive in Millington, were later charged with reckless endangerment for their actions in the Stubblefield overdose incident. Stubblefield, who lives on McCormick Place, has since been arrested on unrelated charges for …

Boardman man charged with inducing panic for drug overdose

Youngstown Vindicator  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Township police arrested a man on a charge of inducing panic for a recent drug overdose. Robert Rosenberg, 22, of Market Street, was arrested Friday on a warrant for the misdemeanor offense, according to a police report.

Fentanyl overdose deaths increasing in Washington

KOIN.com  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers in Washington found that in 2016 there were 70 lab-confirmed fentanyl-related overdose deaths compared to 28 in 2015.

Hamilton County coroner: Opiate-related overdose deaths just keep rising

WCPO  – ‎May 8, 2017‎
That was the message from Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco in a news conference Monday. She discussed the county’s 2016 overdose statistics. The coroner’s office recorded 100 more opiate-related overdose deaths in 2016 than 2015, …

Use of opioid overdose antidote by paramedics jumps 222% in 1 year

CBC.ca  – ‎8 hours ago‎
Paramedics at Ambulance New Brunswick are using naloxone more often, according to new data released through a right to information request.

Man arrested for supplying crystal meth in Jefferson County drug overdose death

WJAC Johnstown  – ‎7 hours ago‎
REYNOLDSVILLE – A Philadelphia man has been arrested for delivery of a controlled substance in connection with multiple drug investigations related to a drug overdose death in Jefferson County. Edward Roy Minner, 65, was charged with delivering crystal …

Iowa Hy-Vees offering overdose stopping drug

OurQuadCities  – ‎30 minutes ago‎
To assist in the national crisis concerning opioid overdoses, Hy-Vee, Inc., announced Wednesday that it now offers naloxone to customers without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies.