Saugus Police Department

Saugus Police Respond to Suspected Fentanyl Overdose

Saugus Police Department
Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906

For Immediate Release

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003

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.