A "mass overdose" in a Californian home on Saturday morning left a dead person and another 12 hospitalized after the police admitted having ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid.
Chico Police Chief, Michael O'Brien, told the press conference that the police received a 911 call from someone inside the residence of a house in the Santana Court block of 1100 about 9
"On arrival, Chico police officers found more individuals in what looked like potentially lethal overdose conditions."
O & # 39; Brien said that officers performed CPR and administered six doses of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an overdose and arrive at half a dose. Chico police have been equipped with naloxone since 201
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An adult male died and another 12 people were brought into a hospital in the care area. O & Brien said the age of victims ranged from 19 to at least 30.
Eight of the victims were admitted, and of these eight, four were listed as being in critical condition. O & Brien stressed that there is "potential for further death".
He said that while it is still too early in the investigation to be safe, the probable cause of death and injury is from consuming the powerful drug.  DOCTORS HAVE CATCHED BETWEEN OPTIONAL PATIENTS AND CRACKDOWN ON REQUIREMENTS
"Every indication is that this mass overdose incident was caused by the ingestion of some form of fentanyl in combination with a & # 39; other substance, even if this is still
Also two policemen were treated at the hospital after complaining that they heard "some effects" but were released and are said to be in "good condition." Further details on how they might have been affected were not immediately available.
The police are not clear on how or why the victims might have consumed the substance.
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The house is c urrently being treated as a "hazmat site", but O & # 39; Brien said it "is not a danger to the public."
A relationship between the victims has not been established ito, even if the police say they all knew each other up to a certain point.