responded to two suspected drug overdoses--one of them fatal--within the
space of 90 minutes on Saturday.
police, at 10:19 p.m. officers responded to a report of a non-responsive
34-year-old male subject at a residence on Knoelke Drive. The officers
immediately initiated CPR and deployed an automated external defibrillator,
until the Chesterton Fire Department and EMS arrived at the scene.
“These efforts were
unsuccessful and the death is under investigation by the Porter County
Coroner’s Office,” police said.
A second person at
the scene indicated that the victim “had been using alcohol and narcotics
earlier,” police added.
Then, at 11:42
p.m., the same officers responded to a second suspected overdose, this one
in the Baillytown area of Porter. On arriving at the scene, the officers
administered a dose of Narcan to a 28-year-old male subject who “was still
breathing but unresponsive,” after a second person at the scene reported
that the man has been using heroin.
responded after a second dose of Narcan and was ultimately transported to
Porter Regional Hospital for treatment,” police said.
PPD Lt. John Lane
told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that the incidents are