Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeDrug Investigation
Incident Date08/26/2018 - 12:49 AM
AddressMarion St. (at West Dayton St.)
Suspect(s)Female, age 33, Madison
DetailsThere could be a "bad batch" of heroin on the streets, according to Officer Bernie Albright, the coordinator of the MPD's Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).
In the past 48 hours officers have responded to six overdose calls involving eight victims (two calls involved two victims at each scene).
Albright said when numbers spike like this, it means dealers are often selling heroin mixed with Fetanyl, making usage extremely dangerous.
In one recent case, a 33-year-old Madison woman was found early Sunday morning lying on a downtown sidewalk. She was clutching a syringe in her right hand and needed two doses of naloxone in order to regain consciousness.
Officer Albright is says heroin users should not be left alone and that naloxone should be kept readily available, if possible.
Anyone seeing someone showing symptoms of an overdose should call 911 immediately.
Released 08/27/2018 at 10:12 AM by PIO Joel Despain
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