The United Way of Hastings hosted an educational event on Tuesday, April 26 to shed light on the fentanyl crisis. Hastings parent Bridgette Norring tells about lives lost:
Last year in Dakota county law enforcement seized 11,000 pills containing fentanyl, administered Narcan 105 times and recorded 9 overdose deaths. Narcan is successful in preventing death from fentanyl overdoses roughly 20% of the time it is administered. Time is off the essences when it comes to saving lives. Cheif Deputy Sheriff Joe Leko explains Minnesota?s Good Samaritan law:
Keen community engagement and reducing drug use stigma are major ways to help improve the safety of kids. Hastings High School counselor Drew Cooper shares the resources available:
The next One Pill Can Kill event is Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium.