1 dead, 4 in critical condition at mass overdose in California house

1 dead, 4 in critical condition at mass overdose in California house

O'Brien says, "It's not a danger to the public at this time, but i do want to emphasize that but certainly in the processing of that scene we need to do that very carefully, because it definitely is a hazmat site at this point".

A person affiliated with the house where the overdoses occurred called 911 on Saturday morning at around 9:12 a.m local time.

California authorities believe the powerful opioid fentanyl is responsible for a mass overdose event that left one person dead and hospitalized over a dozen others.

Cops were reportedly called to the Chico address at around 9am and treated the overdosing victims, who were all known to each other, with opioid treatment naloxone.

It appeared the victims, believed to be ages 19 to 30, all knew each other, the police chief said.

Four of those people admitted to the hospital were listed in critical condition, O'Brien said, adding there is "potential for additional fatalities", Fox reported.

"Every indication-talking to medical staff, talking to doctors-everything is consistent with a fentanyl or similar-type overdose", O'Brien told the Sacramento Bee.

More news: Shutdown could slow flow of new craft beer

O'Brien said that officers performed CPR and administered six doses of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an overdose and comes in half-doses. Officers began carrying naloxone only past year, said O'Brien.

"These substances are extraordinarily unsafe, and it takes a very minute amount to cause lifesaving conditions", O'Brien said.

The Bee reported that the first two responding officers were also taken to the hospital when they began feeling ill, potentially side effects of being exposed to fentanyl in the house.

Officers have obtained a search warrant of the house, which is now being treated as a "hazmat site".

In August, President Donald Trump urged the Senate to pass a measure to stop synthetic opioid drugs such as fentanyl from being transported into the United States via the U.S. Postal Service system. "That is changing unfortunately. and now we've have this MCI (mass casualty incident)...that concerns us all".

In November, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that fentanyl was behind the increase of drug overdose deaths between 2016 and 2017.

Related News:



Most liked

Manny Diaz hires Alabama assistant Dan Enos as offensive coordinator
This past season, Enos oversaw arguably the greatest season by a quarterback throwing the football in College Football History. He completed 72.9 percent of his passes for 765 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions and a 196.7 passer rating.

Rescue deal agreed for Exeter-based airline Flybe
Virgin and its new partners form a new joint venture, Connect Airways. This will be followed by a further £80 investment in future months.

Brad Stevens Praises Marcus Smart For Defusing Jaylen Brown-Marcus Incident
They began the season three months ago as the consensus favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Irving wanted a chance to save the night before the Celtics eventually fell to the Magic, 105-103.

NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool Results
Balor, though, didn't overshadow NXT UK's talent as Britain's finest wrestlers left their mark in Vince McMahon's promotion. The announcement coincides with NXT UK's first TakeOver, airing live on WWE Network tomorrow.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith set to undergo elbow surgery
Former Australian captain Steve Smith's return to worldwide cricket is set to be derailed due to an elbow injury. The Australian team have two tough assignments in England post that, their ODI World Cup and the Ashes series.

Real Madrid not reliant on Vinicius Junior - Santiago Solari
He added: "We will put all the enegery possible into the game without thinking it's against Madrid or any other side". Real Betis hosts Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday as the pair of squads chase Barcelona for the league's top spot.

Brian Dozier, Nationals agree to deal
Washington finished second in the NL East in 2018 at 82-80 but missed the playoffs for the second time in the last four seasons. He could be a nice bounce-back candidate with the Nationals though considering he hit a combined 76 home runs in 2016 and 2017.

Artificial intelligence beats experts at detecting cervical cancers
Catching these changes early, when they're still easily treatable, could help save the lives of many women, said study leader Dr. The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program is there to help women without health insurance.

Catcher Russell Martin traded to Dodgers
Some of the best seasons of his career came in Los Angeles, including two of his four all-star appearances in 2007 and 2008. Over the course of four seasons in Toronto, the East York, Ont., native hit.225 with 335 hits, 66 home runs and 211 RBI.

Apple explains iPad Pro build process in response to bending concerns
This move comes after numerous reports came in where disgruntled customers complained that their latest iPad Pro was bending. For the first time ever on an iPad, these bands are manufactured using a process called co-molding.

Red Dead Online Battle Royale Gun Rush Mode Debuts Today
First of all, you have to reach any Fence in the game (read our guide about Fences if you don't know their locations). PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to automatically download the update as soon as they sign in to their console.

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads
This will allow Android users with an Apple TV to stream their videos to the Apple device in a similar fashion to Chromecast. VLC , the open-source media player from developer VideoLAN , has now been downloaded more than three billion times .

Injury Update To Zion Williamson After Duke Win
The Seminoles had their outside game working, too, and so did Duke with Reddish and Barrett leading the way. Savoy at the line for three shots, and the guard knocked down two of them to take a 78-76 lead.

Dan Gilroy’s VELVET BUZZSAW Gets a Trailer
It's the flawless back story for a critic and his art dealer associates whose only interests are to make a buckload of money. Check out the official Velvet Buzzsaw trailer starring Jake Gyllenhaal! Art can be seriously risky .

Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned
In previous weeks the protests began only after sundown. "It's like a cat and mouse game", a witness said. Rights groups and the European Union have said that security forces used "live ammunition" on protesters.