County reports dozens of overdose calls, three fatal
By Shavonne Walker
ROWAN COUNTY — In a matter of 10 days, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police have investigated 18 overdose calls, three of which were fatal.
Rowan authorities were called to 11 reported cases of overdose incidents from Sunday, Sept. 17, to this morning, while Salisbury police were called to eight incidents from Sept. 17 to this morning. Police went to one home twice.
In that incident, police responded Saturday to a home in the 800 block of North Lee Street twice in the same morning for a male who had overdosed. Police went to the home at 2 a.m. and returned a few hours later at 7 a.m. Police went to three other incidents on this same day.
Rowan deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Phillips Avenue in Landis within four days for two different people who overdosed at the same location.
Reports show a 29-year-old woman died in the 100 block of Andrews Ford Road on Thursday and a 22-year-old woman died two days after she was found unresponsive in her mother’s Kannapolis home. On Saturday, a 23-year-old man was found dead when authorities went to a Ted Lane home.
Local leaders and emergency responders have said these numbers don’t fully indicate how many people have overdosed in the county since not all overdose calls are reported to law enforcement.
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