DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Police Department (DPD) says it is investigating two deaths that it believes were the result of an unintentional drug overdose on Sunday, Dec. 11.
In a press release, police say they want to remind the public of the dangers of using illegal substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, Fentanyl, unknown pills, and what may appear to be prescribed pills. The release states, the Special Investigations Section has seen an increase in the presence of Fentanyl mixtures and pure Fentanyl.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports Fentanyl can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, oral exposure/ingestion, or skin contact. It says the drug can be administered intravenously (IV), intramuscularly (IM), or as a skin patch.
Danville Police report the exact drug mixture from the overdoses has not been determined. The incident is still under investigation.
The police department says it understands the serious threats associated with being the victim of addiction and is telling if anyone needs help or has information they want to share on illegal deadly drugs, in the City of Danville, to contact DPD through any platform.
These platforms include calling patrol at 799-6510, investigations at 799-6508, dialing 9-1-1, calling Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, or approaching an officer. Danville Police are accepting information via emails at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the crime tips app, CARE. Police say any information that leads to an arrest or conviction can be eligible for a cash reward.