City police probe drug overdoses
POTTSVILLE — Pottsville police are investigating the death of a man who was discovered early Monday morning.
Pottsville Police Chief Richard F. Wojciechowsky said the 26-year-old Florida man was discovered around 1:30 a.m. inside a city residence.
He said the preliminary evidence suggests the death was the result of a fatal drug overdose and an autopsy is pending.
In addition to the Florida man, Wojciechowsky said, there have also been three separate incidents in the city over the last three days where five separate people had to have naloxone administered by either police officers, EMS providers or both, to reverse the effects of a drug overdose.
The chief said the investigations are all continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Pottsville Bureau of Police at 570-6283792.
The caller’s identity will be kept confidential if requested, Wojciechowsky said.