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Overdose Alert Issued in Erie County
ADAMHS Board of Erie County

SANDUSKY — The Erie County Health Department issued an overdose spike alert, warning people about a serious drug uptick from this past week.

The statement specifically mentioned fentanyl as a cause for three overdoses occurring within this period.

“Please be aware of suspected fentanyl in substances such as pressed (counterfeit) pills, cocaine, meth and heroin,” according to a department statement.

“Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 times more potent than heroin,” it read. “Those who use stimulants have no tolerance to this powerful opioid, and overdose is likely to occur.”

“There are treatment and recovery resources available in our community for those at risk of overdose, and we are available at 419-624-3353 to help navigate that process,” the statement read. “The Erie County Health Department also offers free mail-order lifesaving, non-addictive naloxone (Narcan) at for those who are at risk of an overdose and those who love them.”