Montgomery County Coroner issues county-wide Xylazine warning

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Coroner has issued a Xylazine warning for the county. The substance is resistant to Narcan and has been found mixed with other drugs in at least one overdose death case.

During February and March, the county has seen the incorporation of a new drug called Xylazine, or Xylaine. The Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab found the substance mixed with cocaine and fentanyl recently, and it has been found in one suspected overdose death.

“Xylaine, an animal anesthetic, is of concern to all in Montgomery County as it is Narcan resistant. While administration of Narcan is still recommended, 911 should be called for any suspected overdose,” says Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Montgomery County Coroner.

For more information on Narcan/naloxone, treatment, and community resources, visit:

Community Overdose Action Team (COAT), a partnership with Montgomery County Public Health and others at www.phdmc.org/coat and www.gethelpnowmc.com

Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition’s community resource guide at www.mcdrugfree.org.

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