Four people die of apparent drug overdose in Anaheim – NBC Los Angeles

Four people reportedly had an opioid overdose and died in about an hour in Anaheim on Monday.

The first call came at 11:40 a.m. about a woman who died in a motel room on the 800 block of South Beach Boulevard between Orange Avenue and Ball Road, Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

The next call came at 12:05 p.m. regarding a dead man found dead in a vehicle on the 1700 block on South State College Boulevard near Anaheim Stadium, Carringer said.

At 12:48 p.m., police were called over three men who were on the 500 block of South Anaheim Boulevard, three blocks south of Anaheim City Hall, Carringer said.

Two of the men were pronounced dead on the scene, but one was resuscitated with Narcan, a drug that helps reverse opioid overdoses, Carringer said.

The man who survived was hospitalized in critical condition, Carringer said.

Police suspect it was an opioid overdose based on the type of drug paraphernalia left on the scene, Carringer said. Investigators worked to determine if it was contaminated fentanyl, which can sometimes be sold on the street at a concentration high enough to be fatal to those taking the drug.

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