Overdose Cases in North Vernon

The North Vernon Police Department has been called to three overdose cases over a three-day period.

The first two occurred early Sunday, at about 11:45 a.m.

When officers arrived they administered Narcan to both people prior to paramedics getting there.

One person was revived and paramedics began advanced life-saving procedures on the second person, who was transported to a hospital.

The second individual never recovered and was pronounced deceased.

The third overdose incident happened early Tuesday. Officers responded to a 911 call of a person not breathing in the bedroom of a residence. Officers arrived to assist paramedics, where Narcan was administered. The person was transported to the hospital and their condition later improved.

Post-event interviews revealed drug use was apparently involved in both events and in at least one, the person involved believed they were using meth and not an opiate-based drug.

North Vernon PD says all three situations are still being investigated at this time.