North Mankato police investigate suspected overdose

North Mankato police investigate suspected overdose

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The North Mankato Police Department and Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force are investigating a suspected drug overdose.

It happened Thursday, Sept. 24, after 3:30 p.m.

Emergency crews were called to a residence on the 2000 block of Round Table Road in Avalon Estates, where a 32-year-old man was found unresponsive inside.

Officers administered Naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and began CPR.

“There has been an increase in overdoses in the area and region as of late,” North Mankato Police Chief Ross Gullickson said. “This causes us great concern as these substances can be lethal when taken, even in the smallest of amounts. Area law enforcement continues to work diligently to find those who distribute this ‘poison’ in our communities".

The man was then taken by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato and remains in critical condition.

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