GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Police are investigating two apparent overdoses.At approximately 2:30 this morning, officers responded to 2005 E. 4
It all started around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when officers responded to a reported overdose at a residence on E. 4th Street. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 20-year-old man unresponsive. He was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where he’s listed in critical condition.
Around 8 a.m., officers responded to another reported overdose at a residence on Oakmont Drive. They found an 18-year-old unresponsive there. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s unknown, at this time, if the two incidents are connected.
The names of the two men are not being released publically.
The Greenville Police Department would like to remind the community that use of controlled substances always bears an unknown risk. The Department is committed to helping those who want to help themselves. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of these two young individuals during this difficult time. As a Department, we feel it’s important to remind the community, particularly our young population, of the Good Samaritan laws that exist within the state of North Carolina. In 2013, overdose legislation was enacted that protects bystanders who call for emergency help during an overdose and provides immunity from criminal or civil liability. The purpose of the law is to remove the fear of criminal repercussions for calling 911 to report an overdose, and to instead focus efforts on getting help to the victim.
If you have any information about either incident, you’re asked to call the Greenville Police Department (252) 329-4300 or Crime Stoppers (252) 758-7777. You can also submit a tip by texting “PITTGV” to 274637.