Investigators in Rowan County seeing more drug overdose cases

(Source: David Whisenant-WBTV)
(Source: David Whisenant-WBTV)
Updated: Oct. 9, 2018 at 9:21 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - After a summer in which the number of drug overdose cases in Rowan County seemed to have eased, investigators say they are now seeing an increase in cases.

Specific numbers are hard to obtain because drug overdose calls can involve different reporting agencies throughout the county, and in some cases, victims are taken straight to a medical facility.

A check of recent activity by the Rowan Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police Department turned up several cases from the last few days.

An overdose was investigated on September 25 by deputies in the 400 block of Baker Mill Road in Cleveland. The victim’s condition was not reported.

An overdose was reported on September 27 in the 100 block of Cimarron Court in Kannapolis. The victim’s condition was not released.

On Thursday, October 4, an overdose was reported in the 10000 block of Old Beatty Ford Road. The condition of the victim is not known.

On Sunday, October 7, there were two overdose calls reported in Salisbury. One was reported at the Food Lion on Statesville Boulevard, the other at a hotel in the 1300 block of Jake Alexander Boulevard.

The victims in those two cases were revived.

Investigators says these are only a few of the cases they have handled recently. At least one recent overdose was a fatality, but specific details were not available.

There are several agencies that offer help to those who are addicted to drugs. The Rowan County Health Department can provide a list of services available in the county.

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