Multiple Overdoses Lead NPD To Issue Warning Of Contaminated Street Drugs
Published: June 2nd, 2023
By: Tyler Murphy

NORWICH – The City of Norwich Police and Norwich Fire Department responded to four separate suspected drug overdoses in less than an hour Friday morning, with no deaths reported.

Between about 9:15 a.m. and before 10 a.m., four emergency responses were called, prompting police to issue a warning.

NPD Chief Reuben Roach said the overdoses occurred at separate locations and were separate incidents.

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He said police wanted to warn the public and those who have addiction issues that there is a potentially deadly batch of meth and heroin laced with fentanyl circulating in the Norwich area.

He urged family members of those with addiction issues to buy or pick up Narcan at drug stores or local charities.

The Turning Point of Chenango County, also known as FORDO, located at 24 East Main Street in Norwich, offers training on the use of Narcan. Contact FORDO for training opportunities.

They also offer one-on-one recovery coaching for individuals looking to stop their substance use, and hold all recovery meetings at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, NA meetings at 2 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and AA meetings at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

They can be reached by calling 607-373-3825, or by stopping by the facility in Norwich from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.