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Tag Archive | "drug overdose"

Man Who Died on Trace Drive Near Dundee Rd in Buffalo Grove, Likely Suffered a Drug Overdose

When Buffalo Grove police and Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics arrived to a report of a an unresponsive man down on the ground in the block of 600 Trace Drive in Buffalo Grove, they discovered a man with facial injuries that was already dead. Because the man had facial injuries, Buffalo Grove detectives worked with the Lake […]

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Opioid Overdoses and Deaths in Kentucky Are Alarmly Higher than Cook County, Illinois

Louisville Metro Emergency Services responded to 52 overdose calls between midnight Wednesday and 8 a.m. ET Friday, said agency spokesman Mitchell Burmeister. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal overdose rates in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week, the number of overdose cases reached an astonishing level in […]

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Possible Drug Overdose at a Store Near Northwest Highway and Dryden Place, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:13 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017 to a report of a possible drug overdose at a store near Northwest Highway and Dryden Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man was in a store bathroom unresponsive with heavy breathing and snoring. Police and firefighter/paramedics […]

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Police, Paramedics Warned to Wear Masks to Prevent Accidental Exposure to Carfentanil in Illegal Drugs

The Days of Tasting a Dab of White Power Are Long Over Police and firefighter/paramedics are being warned about being exposed to illegal drugs contaminated with Carfentanil. Inhaled powder from the drug, spilled on a victim’s clothing or at an emergency scene could potentially incapacitate and kill rescuers. Many police officers are assigned to bring […]

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Lake Zurich Man Died from Fentanyl Analog — System Had Drug Never Detected in Cook County Investigations

A 35-year-old Lake Zurich man is one of the first people known to die of an overdose due to a specific fentanyl analog. Also, a 46-year-old man is the first to die with Carfentanil detected in a victim’s body system. The Lake Zurich resident was one of two recent deaths attributed to extremely powerful opioids […]

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5 Overdose Victims at House in Unincorporated Lake Villa Just East of Petite Lake

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 11:00 PM Saturday May 14, 2016 to a house in the 39300 block of North Lake Avenue, Unincorporated Lake Villa, for a report of five people overdosing on an unknown substance. When deputies arrived, they located five adults who appeared to be suffering from an overdose. Lake Villa firefighter/paramedics […]

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If Prince Died of Overdose, He May Not Have Had Personal Naloxone Kit or May Not Have Had Enough Narcan

TMZ: Prince treated for drug overdose days before his death in Moline. UPDATE: TMZ reported after this article that sources in Moline, Illinois told TMZ that Prince’s entourage told responders he had taken Percocet (opioid painkiller) after his Atlanta concert, and that Prince was taking Percocet for a hip problem following hip surgery about 2010. […]

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Dangerous Concoction of Heroin Near K-Town and East Garfield Park Neighborhood, Chicago — Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

Dangerous batches of narcotics — apparently heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl threatened the lives of at least 74 people on the West Side of Chicago between Tuesday and Thursday this week. Chicago Fire Department paramedics have responded to 74 cases in 72 hours, according to Larry Langford, spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. “It’s […]

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Arlington Heights Girl, Age 17, Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose in Libertyville; Same Week Two Were Revived at Dryden Place Apartments

The same week Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics were rescuing two people in separate incidents at an apartment complex on Dryden Place near Kensington Road, a 17-year-old girl from Arlington Heights was found dead in Libertyville. Police Lt. Bill Kinast reported that first responders were dispatched about 7:00 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 to a […]

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CNN: Lynn Webster Investigated for Deaths Coinciding with Painkiller Prescriptions

Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates patient deaths at Lifetree pain clinic in Utah. Dr. Lynn Webster, Director of the CRI Lifetree pain clinic in Utah was previously director of Lifetree Pain Clinic in Utah. Opioid Risk Tool was developed by Dr. Lynn Webster, a pain researcher and physician. From 1990 to 2010, he headed Lifetree Pain […]

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Police and Paramedics Respond to Report of Heroin Overdose Near Sunset Meadows Park, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:19 PM Monday to a report of a drug overdose victim near Sunset Meadows Park. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a male victim, age 19, overdosed on heroin in a parked blue Honda. Police and firefighter/paramedics had trouble locating the vehicle, but were then updated that […]

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Martin Sawala, 19, Arrested on Drug Charges, Heroin Found at Home

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:40 a.m. Saturday to a call for an overdose in the 500 block of Cedar Lane in Elk Grove Village. Paramedics treated Martin Sawala, 19, and transported him to the hospital. Elk Grove Village police called for assistance for a drug sniff of the house from Arlington […]

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