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By Dennis Romero
A man died on Saturday and 1
"There is certainly the possibility of further deaths," he told a press conference. "I want to emphasize that."
Two police officers who responded became ill and were treated and released from a hospital, O & B; Brien said.
Chief Steven Standridge, chief of the fire department, said the officers were "potentially vulnerable" to the drug, a synthetic opioid that is often imported into the black market from China and Mexico to be used as fillers in heroin and other drugs in the street.
"It was a huge mass accident for us," said the fire chief at a press conference Saturday night.
Brien said that a person connected to the house where the overdoses occurred called 911 at 9 am on Saturday to report the incident. Responding officers gave patients six doses of opioid antidote naloxone while administering CPR, he said.
Chico officers started wearing antidote just last year. "It had really been much worse without answering and disclosing the naloxone of Chico's police," Brien said.
It's not clear which drug fentanyl might have been paired with, he said, but his officers just come over it when combined with heroin.
"Every indication is that this mass overdose incident was caused by ingestion of some form of fentanyl in combination with another substance, although it has not yet been confirmed," O "Brien said.
It seemed the victims who believed they were between 19 and 30 years, everyone knew each other, said the chief of police.
"The estate where this event occurred is treated as a hazmat site," he said.
The terms of the non-critical victims were not released, and the one who died died was identified "Brien said a drug trafficking group was trying to determine the source of the drugs." Fentanyl is "50 to 100 times more potent than morphine," according to the Centers for Disease Control. all over the country.