Number of Houston County overdoses unknown

Number of Houston County overdoses unknown

WMAZ is trying to learn more about the potential overdose cases in Houston County.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has said repeatedly there were cases in both Bibb and Houston, mentioning overdoses in Warner Robins, Centerville, and Perry.

Jacob Reynolds reached out to several County agencies on Wednesday for more information. 

The Houston County 911 Center says they have gotten calls that were potentially related to these dangerous street drugs, however they could not give a number for the amount of calls.

They said to contact the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Warner Robins Police, and Houston Healthcare.  

Captain Jon Holland at the Sheriff’s Office said deputies had not responded to any overdose cases in the County related to the street drugs.

But, the Sheriff’s Office is working with other law enforcement agencies and sharing information about the problem.

Perry Police Captain Heath Dykes said Wednesday their department had also not responded to any overdose calls.

Centerville Police Chief Chuck Hadden also said his officers had not responded to any in Centerville.

On Wednesday, Warner Robins Police didn't return WMAZ’s request for comment. On Tuesday, the Department said questions about cases should go to the hospital.

Houston Healthcare deferred questions over to the State's Department of Public Health, and the DPH did not respond to a request for more information. 

Houston County coroner Danny Galpin said Wednesday there have been no suspected deaths related to the street drug in the County. 

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