One man died and 12 more hospitalized after & # 39; massive overdose & # 39; in California caused by fentanyl

One man died and 12 more hospitalized after & # 39; massive overdose & # 39; in California caused by fentanyl

  • Authorities arrived at a house in Chico around 9 o'clock on Saturday after receiving a 911 phone call from someone inside
  • One man was declared dead while 12 others received resuscitation and doses of naloxone, which is used to treat and reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses
  • Eight people were admitted to hospital, four of whom are in critical condition
  • The first two responding officers were taken to the hospital after it began to feel ill; they were treated and released later that day
  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine

Mary Kekatos for Dailymail.com

Police say a massive overdose & # 39; of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a house in Chico, California, a man has been killed and another 12 has been hospitalized.

According to The Sacramento Bee, the authorities arrived around 9 am on Saturday after receiving a 911 phone call from someone inside a house on the 1100 block of Santana Court.

& # 39; On arrival, Chico agents found multiple individuals in what appeared to be life-threatening overdose conditions & # 39 ;, said Chico Police Chief Michael O & # 39; Brien at a press conference.

& # 39; & # 39; Any indication – talking to medical staff, talking to doctors – everything is consistent with a fentanyl or fentanyl similar type of overdose. & # 39;

O & # 39; Brien said that the police performed resuscitation and administered six doses of naloxone, which is used to treat and reverse the effects of overdoses with narcotics.

Police say a massive overdose & # 39; of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a house in Chico, California, a man has died and 12 more hospitalized

Police say a massive overdose & # 39; of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a house in Chico, California, a man has died and 12 more hospitalized

Twelve people in the home received resuscitation and doses of naloxone, which are used to treat and reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses.

Twelve people in the home received resuscitation and doses of naloxone, which are used to treat and reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses.

Twelve people in the home received resuscitation and doses of naloxone, which are used to treat and reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses.

An adult male was declared dead on the spot while 12 others – between 19 and 30 years old – were transported to the Enloe Medical Center.

According to O & # 39; Brien, eight people were admitted, four of whom are reported to be in critical condition.

He added that it is possible that the number of fatalities could increase.

The bee reported that the first two responding officers were also taken to the hospital when they began to feel sick, possibly side effects of exposure to fentanyl in the home.

Both were treated and released later in the day.

Officers have received a search warrant from the house, which is currently being treated as a "hazmat site."

The police suspect that the overdose is caused by fentanyl and that tests are being conducted to confirm this belief.

& # 39; The amount of fentanyl – these substances are extremely dangerous and cause a very small amount [life-threatening] conditions, & # 39; said O & # 39; Brien.

In November, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that between 2016 and 2017 fentanyl was behind the increase in the number of overdose deaths.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine.

The first two responding officers were taken to the hospital after it began to feel ill; they were treated and released later that day

The first two responding officers were taken to the hospital after it began to feel ill; they were treated and released later that day

The first two responding officers were taken to the hospital after it began to feel ill; they were treated and released later that day

According to the Defense Intelligence Agency, 68 percent of fentanyl and precursors used the drug from China

These factory-produced drugs, cheap and easy to make, are sold either directly to the US or via smuggling networks set up in Mexico.

According to The Bee, O & # 39; Brien says that Chico officers were going to use naloxone in 2018, but until recently it was used to reverse an overdose of heroin.

He says he is afraid that fentanyl in Chico can become a problem.

& # 39; We were waiting and unfortunately waited, because this would happen in the sense that we knew that fentanyl had moved to the west, & # 39; said O & # 39; Brien.

That is unfortunately changing, and now we have had this incident with a mass victim … probably caused by fentanyl.

.