One person has died and four are in critical condition after a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, Calif. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and 12 adults were hospitalized.
One person died, and 14 people were taken to the hospital. "It certainly would have been far worse without the response and dispensing of naloxone by Chico police officers", O'Brien said.
While the substance that caused the overdose has not been tested, O'Brien said, "We have every indication that this mass overdose incident was caused from the ingestion of some form of fentanyl in combination with some other substance". Pacific time on Saturday at a home in Chico, said Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien.
Chico Fire Department Chief, Steven Standridge, said the pair were "potentially exposed" to fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid that is frequently mixed with heroin.
The two officers were transported to Oroville Medical Center for treatment to exposure after they reportedly felt fentanyl effects, but both have now been released, reported Action News Now. They were also treated at the hospital, the chief said, adding they were released and are in good condition. A total of 12 people were taken to the hospital.
Police are not clear about how or why the victims might have consumed the substance.
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Police officers in Chico County carry Naloxone, a medicine used to reverse overdoses, which they gave to the surviving victims.
The home has been deemed a hazardous materials site, and the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force were deployed to the scene, according to officials.
Fentanyl is the most commonly overdosed drug in America, according to a recent government report.
"'That is changing unfortunately, and now we've had this mass casualty incident... likely to have been cause by fentanyl".
Fentanyl, which is 30 to 50 times stronger than heroin, addiction specialist Dr. Nicholas Kardaras told ABC News last month, was mentioned in approximately 4,223 overdose deaths in 2014, 8,251 overdose deaths in 2015 and 18,335 overdose deaths in 2016.