west point cadets overdose fentanyl
Wilton Manors, FL – Four West Point students on spring break in South Florida overdose on fentanyl-coated cocaine
With two other students exposed to sedation after they began performing CPR on their friends.
Rescue officials said all were taken to hospital, and at least one person was in a critical condition.
West Point cadets on spring break overdose on fentanyl-laced cocaine in South Florida vacation home
Fort Lauderdale Fire Brigade Chief Stephen Golan said first responders were called around 5 p.m. about multiple overdose at a vacation rental home in Wilton Manors.
“This is very worrying for us,” he told reporters. “There were several people in cardiac arrest in the front yard.”
“We were told that four of these people took a substance believed to contain cocaine containing fentanyl when they had cardiac arrest,” Golan told WSVN.
According to WSVN, some of the students are reportedly on the West Point College football team. At least one of the cadets is currently still in the intensive care unit.
Some patients had their heartbeats restored after Narcan but others were still in respiratory arrest when they were taken to hospitals.
After the incident, the Wilton Manors Police Department tweeted a warning to Spring Breakers about the dangers of illegal drugs.
Fentanyl is a powerful and unpredictable pain reliever that is blamed for the deadly overdoses of the drug.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and is used to treat severe pain.
It also slows a person’s breathing and heart rate.