The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued a spike alert message for an increase in heroin and opioid overdoses and a public health alert regarding minors overdosing on marijuana and pills.
The Oneida County Opioid Task Force today announced the creation of a Peer Alliance Program that will provide training and support to individuals in recovery so that they can help others with Substance Use Disorder find their own pathway to recovery.
UTICA DRUG BUST LEADS TO 9 ARRESTS, SEIZURE OF HEROIN, GUNS AND VEHICLES WORTH $500K
Oneida County Overdose Response Team issues public warning regarding cocaine-related fatalities that occurred in the City of Utica on 9/4/21 in less than a 24 hour period. The circumstances surrounding these two deaths lead officials to believe that cocaine laced with fentanyl may be involved in the fatalities.
In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Sheriff Robert Maciol and District Attorney Scott McNamara announced the launch of a new website for the Oneida County Opioid Task Force and announced new initiatives including street engagement teams and emergency Narcan cabinets aimed at preventing overdose deaths.
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Sheriff’s Office and the Whitesboro Police Department have joined with the Oneida County Overdose Response Team to participate in the county’s “Leave Behind” Narcan program.
Oneida County has launched a text message alert program with Partnership to End Addiction aimed at reducing the amount of substance use overdoses by notifying the community of real-time drug and overdose threats.