30 Overdose in New Haven, CT Within Minutes

NEW HAVEN, CT (WBZ-AM) -- It was a bizarre and troubling scene at a large park in New Haven, Connecticut where more than 30 people were taken to the hospital for overdoses.

No one died, but officials there believe the victims affected overdosed on suspected synthetic marijuana laced with an opioid.  They are awaiting toxicology results to find out what exactly did so much damage so quickly.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 spoke with Mario Boone, a reporter with WTNH-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Haven, was outside the New Haven City Hall on the New Haven Green where the majority of these overdoses have taken place.

Boone says the overdoses seem to be non-stop one right after the next even during this morning's press conference.

Police in New Haven say they're looking for a known drug dealer who they believe is the source of the suspected drug.

And while the official word is that up to 30 have overdosed in the city,  that's number expected to increase.

Boone said he's never seen a situation like this as a reporter. He said that police and fire responders can't keep up.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens Reports.

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