Yarmouth Police repond to 2 opiate overdoses less than 10 minutes apart

YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to two overdoses believed to be due to the use of heroin/fentanyl Friday morning within ten minutes of each other.

At 11:21AM, a 23-year-old female was found overdosed in a car in the parking lot of Shaw’s Market on Route 28. She was revived and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

At 11:30AM, a 33-year-old male was found overdosed in the back yard of a home on Vacation Lane. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

  • While possession of heroin is illegal in Massachusetts, police are unable to charge anyone with possession of heroin during an overdose due to an exception in the law.
  • Almost all heroin now has the powerful and deadly drug fentanyl mixed in with it.
  • The YPD has responded to nearly 100 overdoses so far in 2017.

If you or a friend needs help stopping and overcoming opioid related addiction PLEASE call 800-327-5050 for the Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.

YPD hosts weekly ‘Learn to Cope’ opioid support group meetings for families dealing with addiction and recovery every Tuesday night at 7PM. Narcan training and supplies are available at to all no cost at the end of the meeting.


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