Brattleboro police respond to 12 overdoses in 24 hours

 

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – As of July 6 there is new information along with answers to some questions we have received.Brattleboro Police Officers responded to one more overdose last night at approximately 8:45 PM. The total for the timeframe since the first overdose on July 4 stands at 12.

·      We have no new information to provide related to the medical condition of those who were life-flighted.

·      9 of the overdoses are either suspected or confirmed to be related to opiates.

·      1 of the overdoses is suspected to be related to MDMA (Ecstasy).

·      1 of the overdoses is suspected to be related to LSD.

·      The drug used in one overdose is unknown at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950. Alternatively, anonymous calls can be made to our tip line at 802-251-8188.
On July 5: Over the last approximately 24 hours Brattleboro Police Officers have responded to 11 overdoses. This is a significant number of overdoses for the timeframe. While there were some commonalities observed in a few cases, preliminary investigation has not shown a distinct connection between all of the overdoses.

·      Preliminary investigation has also uncovered that multiple “stamps” were observed or otherwise confirmed in relation to these overdoses; they were not all from one “stamp.”

·      It is believed that Naloxone was deployed at each overdose.

·      Two subjects were life-flighted to area hospitals; as of now we do not have any new information to provide on their conditions.

·      Each of these incidents is still being actively investigated.

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950. Alternatively, anonymous calls can be made to our tip line at 802-251-8188.

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