Three drug overdoses seen in Gloversville in three days, six since Jan. 1, police say

A bag recovered at one of the Gloversville scenes (inset) Credit: Gloversville Police (inset) File (Background)

A bag recovered at one of the Gloversville scenes (inset) Credit: Gloversville Police (inset) File (Background)

GLOVERSVILLE – Police in Gloversville Thursday reported three drug overdoses in three days and six total since Jan. 1.

None of the six overdoses proved fatal, police said. Officers administered a total of 15, 4mg doses of Narcan at the scenes.

Those who overdosed believed they were consuming cocaine or heroin, police said. But field tests found fentanyl, police said.

Police indicated they released the information to advise the public that any narcotic can contain fentanyl that can lead to an overdose and can be fatal. Police also released an evidence photo showing a bag secured at one of the scenes.

The Gloversville advisory follows one issued by Schenectady County last week after Schenectady and Rotterdam saw a total of eight overdoses in 24 hours, one of them fatal. Schenectady County officials traced those overdoses to cocaine likely tainted with fentanyl or a similar substance.

The Gloversville Police Department remains a location where members of the public can get Narcan, police said. The source of the drugs is under investigation. 

Anyone interested in information on Narcan training can contact the Gloversville Police Sergeants Desk at 518-773-4506, police said.

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