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Five overdoses reported over the weekend in Rochester

Narcan was administered to three of them; no deaths were recorded.

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Police Department responded to several overdoses this weekend, according to Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.

According to Moilanen:

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A 31-year-old man was given Narcan following an overdose Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in the 10 block of 11th Avenue Northeast. He was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys.

A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both unresponsive during a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. Satuday, Aug. 6, 2022. Only the 21-year-old required Narcan to become responsive. Both men and the 22-year-old male driver were arrested for warrants. None were transported to a hospital.

A 36-year-old man overdosed around 8 p.m. in the 700 block of Neville Court Southeast. Narcan was administrered to him and he was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys.


A 20-year-old Stewartville man was found unresponsive in a residence the night of Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, in the 1200 block of Eastgate Drive. That man became responsive to Narcan and an ambulance was called.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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