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'Extra-deadly' drugs in Shelby County results in increase of overdoses, prosecutor warns

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 18:27:41-05

SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Prosecutor has issued a warning after "extra-deadly" drugs have resulted in an increase in overdoses.

On Wednesday, three unrelated overdoses were already reported, Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen said. One person died and two people were given naloxone and taken to a local hospital.

In the first four days of 2021, there were four fatal overdoses in the county, Landwerlen said.

Landwerlen is warning people with substance use disorders, or people who know someone with a substance use disorder, about the drugs being used in the county.

He's urging anyone who needs help to contact the prosecutor's office at 317-392-6444 for more information on available resources.

If you have any information on people selling drugs, you are asked to call the Prosecutor's Drug Tip Hotline at 317-398-CALL (2255). Your tip can remain anonymous.

More Resources

If you or someone you know is dealing with a substance use related emergency, call 911.

You can call the Shelby County Drug-Free Coalition at 317-458-2769.

For more information on a recovery organization near you, you can visit the Indiana Recovery Network website.

You can call 211 for help 24/7 in Indiana.

You can call the Indiana Addiction Hotline at 1-800-622-HELP (4357).

To find where you can get Naloxone near you, click here.

To view more resources from NextLevel Recovery Indiana, click here to visit its website.

Learn More

Click here to learn more about substance use disorders.

Substance use disorder related data from the state.