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LCSO launches investigation into high school overdoses

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) announced the launch of an investigation into opioid overdoses at Park View High School.

Nine overdoses have been reported recently with seven of those reported in the past three weeks.

Four of those overdoses occurred in the school and required Narcan to be administered.

Two of the overdoses required CPR to be administered by school officials.

All the overdoses appear to involve fentanyl which is commonly found in counterfeit 30 milligram oxycodone pills that are blue in color circular and are often stamped with M30.

The LCSO has assigned additional resources to the school to identify the source and distribution of the opioids.

The LCSO is also encouraging parents to have a frank discussion with their children about the dangers of opioids.

Any sheriff’s office in the region can offer support and resources for parents and teachers to help strengthen the talk with their children.

To date the LCSO investigators have responded to 18 reports of opioid overdoses this year.

In 2022 there were 19 cases investigated the investigations have prompted Governor Youngkin to executive order 28.

Executive order 28 requires that parents be informed of overdoses within 24 hours.

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