NELSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

 

DATE: June 21, 2020

 

FROM: Sergeant Corey Hoy

 

SUBJECT: Nelson Police Department File of Interest

 

On June 21, 2020 at approximately 12:02 am, the Nelson Police Department received notice of a male that was in medical distress located in the 400 block of Vernon Street.  Upon police arrival, an unresponsive male was located with another male who was performing CPR.  Police noted the unresponsive male did not have a pulse and was not breathing.  Police members administered naloxone and took over lifesaving medical intervention techniques until EHS and Nelson Fire Rescue arrived on scene.

 

Nelson Police Department Members assisted Medical personnel to continue performing medical invention techniques until a pulse was obtained and the male was subsequently transported to hospital for further assessment and treatment. The male’s current condition is unknown at this time.  Police were advised on scene that the incident was the result of the male consuming an unknown street drug.

 

The Nelson Police would like to re-iterate previous drug alerts for the Nelson area and advise to not use alone, to carry naloxone, and to get drugs tested if possible.  The Nelson Police Department has noted a marked increase in overdose-related calls for service recently and believes much of the local drug supply may be contaminated with other dangerous substances not known by the user.