Five people in West Haven treated for overdoses in 2-hour span

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register.

WEST HAVEN >> Emergency crews treated five people for overdoses in about two hours early Monday in West Haven, the latest development in Greater New Haven’s ongoing crisis.

All five people were taken to the hospital for evaluations, West Haven police said later Monday on their Facebook page.

The first three people were found shortly after midnight unconscious at Dunkin Donuts, 293 Elm St. Two were in a car and one was inside the restaurant.

Firefighters gave all three victims Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The three said they had taken what they thought was Xanax at a house party, according to police.

Two more people were found unconscious on Brown Street at about 2:30 a.m. Paramedics revived them with Narcan. Both of those people said they had bought heroin in New Haven, according to police.

West Haven detectives are continuing to investigate both cases.


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