City po­lice probe drug over­doses

The Republican Herald - - POLICE / COURT -

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.

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