SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - On Wednesday community leaders will meet at the Rowan County Health Department to discuss the opioid epidemic that has been prominent in Salisbury and in Rowan County.
Over the last few days there has been more evidence to the extent of the problem.
A check of recent police reports and reports from the Rowan Sheriff's Office show that law enforcement and Emergency Services have responded to at least ten overdose calls since last Wednesday.
On Wednesday, August 23, there was a reported overdose in the 3000 block of Highway 152 involving a 31-year-old woman.
On Thursday, August 24, there was a report of an overdose on Enochville School Road involving a 37-year-old man.
Also on Thursday, an overdose was reported involving a 30-year-old man in the 300 block of N. Lee Street.
On Friday, August 25, an overdose was reported at the Economy Inn on Bendix Drive. This case involved a 42-year-old woman. Police said that children were in the room at the time. DSS is investigating the case.
On Saturday, August 26, an overdose was reported in the 6900 block of Beaver Road in Kannapolis involving a 34-year-old man.
Another overdose was reported on that same day in the 1600 block of Umberger Road in Mount Ulla, this one involving a 40-year-old man.
A third overdose was reported on Sunday when a man was found passed out in a car in the parking lot at Olive Garden off Klumac Road. The victim is listed as a 28-year-old man.
A fourth overdose was reported on Sunday at the Speedway gas station in the 500 block of E. Innes Street. This case involved a 31-year-old man.
On Sunday, August 27, deputies responded to an overdose reported in the 2900 block of Montana Drive in Kannapolis. The victim is reported as a 27-year-old man.
Also on Sunday there was an overdose reported in the 1000 block of Duck Haven Drive in Salisbury. A passer-by spotted a man passed out in a yard. The witness began CPR until firefighters and EMS arrived. The call involved a 39-year-old man.
Investigators say there were likely additional overdose cases that were not reported to law enforcement.
There were no fatalities among the cases listed.