Five NJ Mall Workers Overdose On Fentanyl In Parking Garage

Five NJ Mall Workers Overdose On Fentanyl In Parking Garage

Five girls New Jersey The mall employees were found overdosing on fentanyl inside the shopping center’s parking garage, police said.

The women, who have not been named, were revived with CPR and Narcan as they overdosed on the dangerous drug in the lower level parking garage at the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack around 5:30 p.m., according to New York Post.

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Four of the five women were rushed to a nearby hospital, but their conditions remained unclear Friday. The fifth woman refused treatment at the scene, according to authorities.

All five are between 29 to 41 years old, Fox 5 reports.

Authorities said they believe the women – who all work at the shopping mall, ingested the deadly opioid fentanyl,

“I want to assure the community that we are in the process of thoroughly investigating this matter to find the source of this dangerous substance, and will do everything within our power to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law,” Hackensack Police Department Officer in Charge Capt. Michael Antista.

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He added: “I want to thank the great men and women of the Hackensack Police Department for their quick response and reaffirming their expertise in times of crisis.”

Fentanyl is commonly laced with other drugs, such as heroin, offering users a stronger high. But even those with high tolerance often fall prey to and die from the drug.

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The Mayor said the Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney are all cooperating in the investigation

Hackensack mayor John Labrosse went on to say the city is cooperating with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in the investigation.

“It’s truly heartbreaking to see the terrible toll these illicit and dangerous substances have taken,” Labrosse said.

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