A "mass overdose" in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victim may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid.
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said at a press conference that police received a 911 call from someone inside the residence of a home in the 1100 block of Santana Court about 9 am
"Upon arrival, Chico police officers found multiple individuals in what appeared to be life-threatening overdose conditions."
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.
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One male adult died, and 1
Eight of the victims were admitted, and of those eight, were listed as being in critical condition. O'Brien emphasized that there is "potential for additional fatalities."
He said that while it is still too early in the investigation to be sure, the likely cause of death and injuries is from consumption of the potent drug. ] DOCTORS CAUGHT BETWEEN STRUGGLING OPIOID PATIENTS AND CRACKDOWN ON PRESCRIPTIONS
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Two responding officers were also treated at the hospital after complaint of feeling" some effects "but they were released and were said to be" good condition. "Further details about how they might have been affected were not.
A relationship between the victims has not been established, though police say they all knew each other .