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.