Yarmouth Police investigate town’s 10th fatal drug overdose

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police are reporting the 10th fatal overdose in town since the beginning of 2017.

Officers responded to a home in Yarmouth early Friday morning and found an adult unconscious.

People in the home had started CPR and responders provided advanced life support including the use of Narcan and transported the victim to Cape Cod Hospital.

Despite all efforts, the victim was unable to be revived.

This is the 10th known overdose death in Yarmouth believed to be due to the use of illegal drugs so far in 2017..

Yarmouth Police said that if you or a friend needs help stopping and overcoming opioid related addiction PLEASE call800-327-5050for the Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.

And they remind everyone that the YPD hosts weekly ‘Learn to Cope’ opioid support group meetings for families dealing with addiction and recovery everyTuesdaynight at7PM. Narcan training and supplies are available at to all no cost at the end of the meeting.

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