Nelson police respond to four overdoses

Nelson police respond to four overdoses

Nelson police responded to four unrelated drug overdoses on Saturday night involving mushrooms, MDMA, and GHB.

Nelson police responded to four unrelated drug overdoses on Saturday night.

Sgt. Dino Falcone said they suspect the drugs involved were magic mushrooms, MDMA, and two cases of GHB. At have since been released from hospital.

Falcone said that it was an unusually high number of overdoses in a short period.

“For one weekend, it is,” he said.

In July, police and physicians urged people to think twice about using illicit drugs following at least four critical drug overdoses in Nelson in the preceding three months. Those involved a variety of drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, morphine, and opiates.