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One dead after three more overdose in Danville

Authorities say two related to recent distribution of possibly laced drugs

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE, 11:45 A.M. JUNE 11

A 30-year-old man is dead after authorities say they responded to three more overdoses in Danville overnight.

Authorities say they believe two of the overdoses are related to drugs laced with fentanyl or something similar. According to police, first responders administered naloxone to the victims.

A 30-year-old man from Pelham, North Carolina has died as a result, and the other victim has been treated and is now recovering, according to city officials.

Matthew Trakas, 44, and Andreiu Barley were each charged with possession with the intent to distribute drugs in connection to the incident.


ORIGINAL STORY, JUNE 10

Two men have been charged in connection to six overdoses in 48 hours, according to the Danville Police Department.

Authorities say Matthew Trakas, 44, and Andreiu Barley were each charged with possession with the intent to distribute drugs.

Within the last 48 hours, Danville police say they responded to six overdoses after the individuals said they ingested what they thought was heroin.

According to the department, the six people were from Danville and the surrounding area, and authorities are not aware of any deaths in connection to this string of overdoses.

In response to the spike in overdoses, officers say they served two search warrants at Danville homes and seized evidence that pointed to drug possession and distribution.

Authorities say they believe the drug involved in this investigation was laced with fentanyl or something similar.


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