Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Saugus Police Respond to Suspected Fentanyl Overdose
SAUGUS — Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella reports that the Saugus Police Department responded Sunday afternoon to a suspected overdose, which resulted in a hazmat response.
At 2:22 p.m., police responded to a report of an overdose on Wickford Street. Upon arrival, officers located a substance that they suspected to be fentanyl.
At that time, they began coordinating with the Saugus Fire Department, which assumed control of the scene, and initiated a Tier 1 hazardous materials situation, and a hazmat team was called to the location. All units cleared the scene at 5:45 p.m.
The overdose victim, a MALE, AGE 19, was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.