DEA El Paso Safety Bulletin
EL PASO – In the past few days, the Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division has learned of several instances of individuals who used illicit drugs and then experienced overdose symptoms. It is suspected that the illicit drugs may be mixed with a synthetic opioid.
DEA El Paso Division has received confirmation that a total of nine patients were transported to local hospitals exhibiting signs of drug overdose, in a period of 36 hours. Most of them were transported to University Medical Center. With the two overdose deaths that occurred on Monday May 23, this brings the total number of recent overdose incidents to 11.
We ask our El Paso media partners to please help us notify the public of this potential danger. Additionally, those who are experiencing similar symptoms should call 9-1-1 immediately.