One Fatality Among Several Drug Overdoses Saturday in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks respond to a number of drug overdoses Saturday including one fatality. They say several people ingested what they believed to be heroin and began overdosing. Police believe the substances they ingested were a more powerful opiate causing the overdoses. The identity of the person who died is being withheld pending family notification….

Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Overdose in Polk County

Andre Metcalf 1/1 Georgie Piatkoff Show Caption Hide Caption POLK CO., Minn. — Two people are arrested as Polk County authorities investigate the death of a woman who is believed to have overdosed on fentanyl. The sheriff’s office says 32 -year old Katie Flick of Erskine was found dead at a home 7 miles from Fertile. 29-year old George Piatkoff…

Fargo man arrested in connection to overdose death

Officers responded to an apartment building for an unresponsive man in the stairwell

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man is arrested after officers were called to check on a man found unresponsive in the stairwell of an apartment building. Thirty-two-year-old Derek Pettersson was arrested for Felony tampering with evidence and an unrelated warrant. On Saturday, officers tried to save 29-year-old Jake Davis of Fargo before being declared dead of a suspected overdose….

Drug-related deaths in Minnesota rise sharply

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State health officials say drug overdose deaths in Minnesota increased 31% in the first half of 2020, compared to the same time in 2019. The Minnesota Department of Health said there were 490 overdose deaths from January to June 2020 and 373 deaths during the same period last year. The number of deaths took a…

Fargo Police warn of Fentanyl laced pills connected to several overdoses

The pills are connected to several overdosed throughout North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is warning the community about counterfeit pills that have been laced with Fentanyl. The pills are connected to several overdosed throughout North Dakota. Police say the pills resemble 30mg Oxycodone. They have a greet tint and usually are printed with an “M” on one side and a “30” on the other side. Anyone who illegally…

How To Help A Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Knowing what to do during an overdose can be a life or death situation.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s never easy seeing a loved one go through addiction and even harder seeing them almost lose their life because of it. “Addiction is an issue in our community and we need to reduce that stigma and get them help. So, help our loved ones, help our family members, help our employees, help our co-workers,” Fargo Police…

Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force Investigating Overdoses Linked to Blue Pills

The pills are reported to be extremely potent and potentially fatal.

BELTRAMI COUNTY, N.D.–The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force is warning the public about a fatal drug linked to multiple overdoses in the region. The Task Force says small blue pills being sold as 30mg Percocet or “Perc 30s” may contain Fentanyl. The pills come in various shades of blue and have a “30” and “M” on the side. The pills…

Fargo Police Report Spike in Overdoses Leading to One Death

One of the calls they responded to recently resulted in a death.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is reporting a spike in overdose calls since March 28. Police say they have responded to six overdoses in the last week and a half compared to six total calls between January 1 and March 28. One of the calls they responded to recently resulted in a death. Police say the spike in calls is…

White Earth Police Arrest Man in Connection with Overdose Death

Snider is awaiting formal charges from the Mahnomen County Attorney's Office.

WHITE EARTH, Minn.–The White Earth Police Department arrested a man in connection with a death that occurred in the village of Naytahwaush in October. White Earth Police, Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office and Naytahwaush Ambulance responded to reports of an unresponsive man on October 24. When first responders arrived at the scene they discovered 26-year-old Dominic A. Buehner dead due to…

Opioid-Related Overdoses Decreasing in Cass County

Since 2016, there's been an 80 percent decrease in opioid-related deaths in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — “The alarm bells really started ringing in 2016 when we had a high number of opioid overdoses,” said Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Robyn Sall. In that year alone, Cass County had 31 opioid–related overdose deaths. Since then, that number has decreased by more than 80 percent. “We are seeing reductions on a county–wide level, on a state–wide…