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Minneapolis police on pace to respond to record number of drug overdoses


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Paramedics have used Narcan 160 times since Jan. 1 to treat suspected overdose victims, after using the opioid antidote 832 times all of last year, according to Mike Trullinger, deputy chief of operations for Hennepin EMS.

Minneapolis police are on pace to respond to a record number of suspected drug overdoses compared with last year, according to department projections.

Officers have encountered 210 suspected drug overdoses as of February's end, with early department projections showing the city on a pace to easily top last year's tally of 954 calls. Nineteen happened this week alone.


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