Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pottsville Police Investigating String of Overdoses

The Pottsville Police Department is investigating a string of overdoses in the city.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojciechowsky, the department is currently investigating the death of a 26 year old Florida man inside a Pottsville residence that was discovered at approximately 1:30am, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Preliminary evidence suggests the death was the result of a fatal drug overdose and an autopsy is pending.

In addition, there have also been three separate incidents in the city over the last three days where five separate people had to have Nalaxone administered by emergency officials to reverse the effects of a drug overdose.

The investigations are all continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Pottsville Police at (570) 628-3792. The caller’s identity will be kept confidential if requested.