The same week that Camden County authorities put out a warning on heroin
after seeing five overdoses in a day, Lacey police dealt with two
overdoses in a period of 40 minutes.
The first occurred Thursday
at 11:54 p.m., when officers responded to a Beach Boulevard residence
in Forked River for a reported drug
overdose. When they arrived, a syringe was located in the unconscious
subject’s shoe, police said in a release.
The victim, whose name
was not released, was treated by paramedics and transported to Community
Medical Center by the Lacey Township First Aid Squad.
minutes later, at 12:35 a.m., township police responded to a Bay Way
residence in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a separate drug overdose.
In that case, a 27-year-old person, whose name was not released, was found unconscious on the floor of the
screened-in porch. Officers administered first aid until the arrival of
A second person at the scene turned over an empty syringe and three
empty wax folds of heroin. The victim was transported to Southern Ocean Medical
Center by the Lacey Township First Aid Squad with paramedics.
Last Friday, Patch reported on a recent rash over heroin deaths in Ocean County, by then up to 89 in 2013, and how heroin is getting more potent – and more unpredictable in the area.