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Camden County emergency agency, police warn of deadly batch of drugs

Kingsland Police Department
Kingsland Police Department (WJXT)

CAMDEN COUNTY, Fla. – The Camden County Emergency Management Agency said some people have died from drugs laced with fentanyl and issued a warning about the bad batch of drugs.

In a social media post Saturday, the EMA urged anyone who recently bought recreational narcotics, including marijuana, to not use them and encouraged those who know someone who is addicted to drugs to check on them.

This echoes a similar statement put out by the Kingsland Police Department on Friday.

“To all Camden County residents, we urge you, if you use recreational narcotics, to refrain from doing so, especially this weekend!” the Police Department wrote.

According to the Kingsland police, multiple people on Friday night in Camden County went unconscious and required life-saving measures. They suspect it’s due to the illegal drugs. Kingsland police did not specify the type of tainted narcotics they suspect are being distributed.

On Sunday, the St. Marys Police Department posted on social media, saying, “We are experiencing a high number of drug overdoses recently in our area with the latest count at 10 including one death. Investigators attribute this spike in overdoses to the highly addictive drug Fentanyl.”

The EMA’s social media post issued a stern warning: “At this time, ALL recreational use narcotics, including marijuana, should be considered a serious threat to life safety.”

It said that CPR and Narcan had to be used at some of the overdose calls but “unfortunately, not all were able to be revived from their condition.”

Officers asked if anyone is aware of someone who is distributing tainted substances to contact police at 912-729-8254.