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Heroin Overdose Death

A 27-year-old man is dead after an apparent heroin overdose. Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, did not work in this case.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 12:38 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:13 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A 27-year-old man is dead and police say heroin is to blame.  

Detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Team pulled a vehicle over after it left what they say is a known drug house in Grants Pass. Detectives went up to the car and found a male passenger who had apparently overdosed. They say the driver indicated they were tryhing to take that overdose victim to the hospital, but the driver of the vehicle had made a wrong turn, believing Regina Way was a through street to Three Rivers Medical Center.  That's when detectives began life saving efforts by administering
Narcan and performing CPR. Paramedics from AMR and Grants Pass Fire and Rescue arrived within minutes and continued life saving efforts.

The patient was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center, but died shortly thereafter from a heroin overdose. Detectives with GPDPS Major Crime Team along with RADE detectives are actively investigating this case and criminal charges are possible. 

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