Three Hospitalized Following Overdose at Gold Country Casino & Hotel

Multiple agencies responded to an overdose incident at Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Oroville on Monday.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 3:41 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2019 4:11 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Multiple agencies responded to an overdose incident at Gold Country Casino & Hotel in Oroville on Monday. 

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told Action News Now that two men and one woman were sent to the hospital around 11:30 a.m. Monday. 

Honea said that a 5-month-old baby was also sent to the hospital, but tests show that the baby did not ingest any drugs. 

The adults were found in a room at the Gold Country Casino & Hotel. Cal Fire and Butte EMS personnel performed medical assistance, including the administration of Narcan. 

Authorities could not confirm what drugs were found, but the sheriff's office did say that there is evidence of illegal drug use in this case, most likely heroin. They will continue to conduct tests to determine whether there were other substances present in the drugs. 

The sheriff's office said that they are working to determine whether or not fentanyl is involved. 

The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force is investigating to determine if the latest drug overdoses in Oroville are connected to the mass-overdose incident in Chico on Saturday.

"I am very concerned about this situation," Honea said. "This is a significant public safety and public health risk. We are concerned that the potency of the illegal drugs on the street right now is very high or the possibility of the drugs being laced with another substance, which is causing these overdoses." 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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