Chico, California police were dispatched to a house where a mass overdose of fentanyl had occurred killing one person and sending another dozen to the hospital.
Four of those are not out of the woods and are in serious condition and may not live. When police arrived, they gave shots of the opioid antidote naloxone in the hopes of reviving the victims. They gave the antidote to six of the people who had overdosed on the drug. Fentanyl is now the most dangerous drug in America.
It was so bad at the house, that two officers had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for fentanyl poisoning.
A massive fentanyl overdose incident in California on Saturday left one person dead and sent a dozen others to the hospital, police said.
NBC News reported that the overdoses were caused after the individuals had been exposed to fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid.
One person connected to the people in the house where the fentanyl overdose occurred called 911 on Saturday morning. Officers who responded to the scene administered six doses of the opioid antidote naloxone in the hopes of reviving the victims.
“It certainly would have been far worse without the response and dispensing of naloxone by Chico police officers,” he added.
O’Brien said a narcotics task force is investigating the origin of the fentanyl, which may have been mixed with other substances.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report in December calling fentanyl the “deadliest drug in America,” surpassing drugs like cocaine and heroin.
Because of the drug’s harmful capabilities, some experts say that criminals could use the deadly synthetic opioid as a “weapon of mass destruction.”
90% of all fentanyl that comes to this country enters from Mexico at our southern border. But, we can’t build a wall to curtail it’s smuggling because Democrats say that’s not who they are as a party.