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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO GOLD COUNTRY CASINO FOR POSSIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019/Categories: Press Release

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January 14, 2019
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO GOLD COUNTRY CASINO FOR POSSIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE
Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call at 11:28AM regarding a possible drug overdose at Gold Country Casino. Deputies responded, along with Cal Fire and Butte EMS, and located a female, two males, and a five month old child. The female and two males were showing signs of a drug overdose. Cal Fire and Butte EMS personnel performed medical assistance, including the administration of Narcan. The female and both males were transported by ambulance to a local hospital and are currently in stable condition. 
The five month old child was transported to a local hospital to be medically evaluated. The child is currently in stable condition. We are working with Child Protective Services to ensure the safety of the child moving forward. 
There is evidence of illegal drug use in this case, likely heroin. We will need to conduct tests to determine if there were other substances present in the drugs. We’re looking closely to determine whether or not fentanyl is involved. 
BCSO, in conjunction with the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF), is investigating this incident in an effort to determine the exact nature and origin of the drugs that were apparently ingested by the affected individuals. We will be looking closely at this incident to determine if there is any connection between it and the recent incident in Chico involving the death of Aris Turner and the overdose affecting the other 14 individuals at the Chico residence. 
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said “I am very concerned about this situation. This is a significant public safety and public health risk. We are concerned that the potency of the illegal drugs on the street right now is very high or the possibility of the drugs being laced with another substance, which is causing these overdoses.”                                                  ###

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