Police Department: four overdoses in January, including one fatal

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WINSTED — According to Police Chief William Fitzgerald’s report filed with the town on February 8, the Winchester Police Department responded to four overdose calls in January, including one fatal overdose case and two cases where Narcan was administered.
Chief Fitzgerald wrote that in one case a resident overdosed on heroin and had a high dose of arsenic in their system.
In that particular case, the resident was transported to the hospital and an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the department is ongoing.
According to his report, in 2020 the department responded to 28 overdose calls, including five fatal cases, and 19 cases where Narcan was administered, a 43 percent increase from 2019.
In 2019, the department responded to 16 overdose calls, including two fatal cases, and 11 cases where Narcan was administered.
Chief Fitzgerald added in his report that the department made five arrests, including two from motor vehicle violations, one from serving an arrest warrant, and one from an assault case.

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