Overdose

Minot man pleads guilty to felony murder in overdose death

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges resulting from the overdose death of a 16-year-old girl. Thirty-three-year-old Mark Rodgers Jr. entered pleas Wednesday to felony murder of a minor, tampering with evidence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintaining a premises for drug use. Rodgers is accused of injecting the girl with a…

Overdose leads to woman’s death, one arrest in northwest Minnesota

James MorinTHIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. (KVRR/KFGO) – Pennington County authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal drug overdose. The overdose occurred at a residence in St. Hilaire, seven miles south of Thief River Falls, and resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman. Deputies responded to the call about 10:30 pm Thursday. Overnight, law enforcement served a…

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 GEORGIE PIATKOFF 072821 Georgie Piatkoff 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 of Erskine…

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…