Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Child calls 911 after 4 women overdose on heroin privateofficer.com

(Western Mass News photo)
SPRINGFIELD, MA Oct 18 2016
Four women are alive this morning after Springfield Police said they overdosed on heroin while at an Ambrose Street home early Sunday morning.
Springfield Police Lt. David Kane told Western Mass News he believed the 911 call was made by a 12-year-old who lives at the home.
Emergency crews responded at 12:24 a.m. Sunday to 182 Ambrose Street.
There were "three or four kids...upstairs in a room playing video games and one went downstairs and saw the women were unresponsive," explained Kane.
That's when the 911 call was made.
"All four women were friends, went out purchased the drugs, and came back," said Kane.
 Police, fire, and medical personnel all responded at the same time. 
"Two of the women had pulses, the other two did not," Kane noted, adding, "All four were treated with Narcan, after which the four women regained consciousness and were all able to walk out on their own to the ambulances.  Some went to Mercy, some went to Baystate."
The women are expected to survive.
Police investigating at the home confiscated drug paraphernalia.
Lt. Kane said one of the four women did live at the home.
Police have notified the state's Department of Children and Families as well.
"Charges could be pending.  At this point, the investigation is still underway," explained Lt. Kane.
Police report that relatives came to the home afterward, so officers did not leave the kids alone before they left.
The incident remains under investigation by the Springfield Police Department.

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