Police alarmed as drug overdoses rise sharply in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police is hoping to bring awareness to helping reduce the number of overdose cases throughout the metro.

Department officials say the number of overdoses in the area are climbing with the most common drug of choice being M 30 pills, oxycodone and Percocet with fentanyl.

The department’s narcotics unit thoroughly investigates all overdose cases in hopes of identifying the people supplying the dangerous opioids to people who may be struggling with addiction.

“As of May 31st of 2021 the Fargo Police Department has responded to 67 reports of overdoses; 13 of which were fatal. The number of overdoses reported so far is quickly gaining on the 91 reported for the year of 2020 which is alarming,” Fargo Police Lt. Matt Christensen said.

The overdose prevention and immunity law protects victims of an overdose from prosecution for ingesting or possessing illegal drugs.

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