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Porter PD responds to two suspected ODs, one fatal

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Porter Police responded to two suspected drug overdoses--one of them fatal--within the space of 90 minutes on Saturday.

According to 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.

“The individual 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 unconnected.


Posted 4/22/2019




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