Medina police investigating deaths of 2 young adults

Posted 17 March 2020 at 3:19 pm

These deaths are believed to be drug-related, police chief says

Press Release, Medina Police Chief Chad Kenward

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department in cooperation with other local law enforcement agencies are investigating the recent deaths of two young adults.

These deaths are believed to be drug related. If anyone has any information regarding these deaths, please contact the Medina Police Department at (585) 798-5602.

In addition to these incidents, we are aware of a recent spike in the area of drug-related deaths. It is believed that many of these deaths may be linked to heroin and fentanyl usage. These deaths are often due to increased levels of fentanyl. Individuals using these products many not even know that fentanyl is being mixed into these drugs, or may not be aware of their potency.

A reminder to all residents, fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug that can be deadly even when touched and absorbed into the skin. These dangers can increase dramatically when fentanyl is mixed with other drugs, and individuals may not be aware that they are taking them.

As always, we are continuing to work with local partners to fight opioid addition. Please work with us in keeping yourself and others safe. Thank you.

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