Sheriff’s Office Issues Public Safety/Health Alert

Onondaga County, New York –The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a public safety/health alert due to an unexpected increase in drug-involved overdose deaths in Onondaga County. In the past week and a half, deputies have investigated 6 unattended deaths, all suspected of drug overdoses.

This alert is to increase community awareness. The Sheriff’s Office is urging family, friends and support groups of those in a high-risk category for overdoses to be made aware of the risk. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incidents in an attempt to determine the exact cause for the increase, but is likely the result of change in composition of street drugs.

If you or someone you know needs treatment for drug abuse, please consider contacting one of the listed treatment facilities that can be found on the County’s website at:

http://ongov.net/health/opioids/treatment.html Call 911 right away if you suspect someone has overdosed.