Two males deadly overdose after well being warning because of rising overdoses

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Hours after Lincoln police and health officials sounded the alarm about a worrying trend in overdose, Lincoln police said two men had died from an overdose.

According to official Erin Spilker, the two deaths are related to recent overdoses in the community last month.

A 22-year-old man and a 29-year-old man had a fatal overdose between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm on Thursday. LPD said their deaths were unrelated and they died in various locations in Lincoln.

LPD said first responders attempted life-saving attempts on both men.

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Acting LPD chief Brian Jackson said the two fatal overdoses follow patterns with the other recent overdoses, but there are no lab reports yet.

Chief Jackson said officials and health officials are working on ways and means to protect citizens from drugs that contain fentanyl-infused cocaine.

“That doesn’t bode well for the coming weekend. Citizens need to be aware and careful, ”said Chief Jackson.

In the past month, six people have overdosed and died, facing a fatal overdose and an unborn baby that did not survive the third trimester.

According to the LPD, there were 141 overdose reports in Lincoln in 2021, including 50 in the last month alone.

resources

  • Lincoln Drug Crisis Hotline: 402-475-5683
  • Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660, hearing impaired: 1-888-556-5117
  • CenterPointe Lancaster County Crisis Line: 402-475-6695

OpiRescue is also a free overdose support tool to detect, reverse and report an overdose.

The LLCHD urges the public to learn more about naloxone, a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Nebraska law allows bystanders to administer naloxone to save a life. An open nationwide prescription in Nebraska allows friends and family of addicts to use naloxone in emergencies.

Several locations in Lincoln and Lancaster Counties provide free naloxone to families and friends of addicts. Locations include: Kohl’s Rx, 808 North 27th Street, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, 5010 “O” St., and U-Save Pharmacy, 13851 Guildford St., in Waverly.

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