Alstar EMS: Drug Potency Has Increased, South County Overdoses Rise

JAMESTOWN- Alstar EMS Resource manager Ron Hasson told WNYNewsNow Tuesday the potency of drugs like fentanyl has increased based on some people’s need for multiple Narcan doses. 

Hasson said Alstar encountered 19 patients that received Narcan in November, with all but one case occurring in the Jamestown/South County area. Eleven patients reportedly received Narcan prior to their arrival.

Eight reportedly received their initial dose from Alstar, and four received Narcan from a citizen.