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California police seek possible link between overdose cases

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 17:54:11-04

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in California have launched an investigation after authorities received calls of six people showing signs of drug overdoses during a six-hour period in the same city.

The Pasadena Star-News reported Pasadena officials say two patients died, three recovered and one remained in a hospital receiving treatment.

Authorities could not say conclusively whether the two men who died succumbed to drug overdoses until they receive a coroner’s autopsy findings.

Police say they believe the cases may involve fentanyl.

Pasadena police spokesman Lt. Bill Grisafe calls the suspected overdose surge an anomaly not previously seen in Pasadena.