By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT —Belmont Police and medical personnel have responded to two nearly fatal drug overdoses in the past two weeks.
Lt. Rich Mann said the first was a report of an 18-year-old female on April 5 at 1:32 a.m. who had been found unresponsive by friends. The friends reported to 911 that the suspected a drug overdose.
Belmont Fire Department members evaluated the woman and administered multiple doses of Narcan in order to save the her life. She was taken to the Lakes Region General Hospital where further treatment was administered.
At 11 p.m. on April 12, police officers and Belmont Emergency crews responded to a 28-year-old male who was found by his girlfriend suffering the effects of an apparent drug overdose. Doses of Narcan were administered which also saved this young man's life. He was taken to the hospital for follow treatment.
Although these two events are unrelated and the persons involved are unknown to each, they are common to each other in that the presence of unknown chemicals or cutting agents in illegal drugs can pose a problem to the user and often times leads to an overdose.
Both of these matters are under investigation.
"The Police Department remains committed in our efforts to take a stance against the surge of drug activity in our community. Two serious drug incidents are very troubling to us," said Mann.
Anyone with any information about suspected drug activity their neighborhood is asked to contact local police. Callers can remain anonymous.
The Belmont Police can be reached at 267-8350.
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