While reviewing reports this morning, I have now read 6 different overdose reports just in the West District from the past few days. There appears to be a bad batch of heroin that has increased our OD's citywide over the past several days.
If you have a friend, loved one or family member who you know may be a drug user, please help eduate them about the recent uptick in overdoses and be extra vigilant when spending time with them. Do not let them disappear or be a room by themselves for long periods of time.
With the presence of fentanyl, more than one dose of Naloxone may be needed to revive someone who has overdosed, All of our patrol officers carry Naloxone with them. Call 911 in case of an overdose.
There is a statewide standing order to obtain Naloxone without a prescription. You can learn what pharmacies are participating in this at the below website, there are many in the Madison area.