HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, reports of overdoses started pouring into Cabell County 911 Dispatch. By 9 p.m., 26 overdoses had been reported, more than Cabell County EMS responds to in a week.
Cabell County EMS Director Gordon Merry said all the victims had been revived using naloxone; however, the heroin they had used was laced with a substance so strong, it sometimes took more than one dose of the opioid overdose-reversing drug to revive them.
“I know it will be too late when this is printed,” Merry said, “but if you have heroin please see what is going on and don’t use it. It could be your last time. People aren’t familiar with what it is cut with and right now we don’t know what it’s been cut with.”
Dan Corn, Huntington resident who lives near where four of the first reported overdoses took place on Sycamore Street, said it was a sad thing to see…