Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder want to make the public aware of the recent increase of drug overdoses in the vicinity of Massapequa that occurred within the past several days. The public and those who use illicit drugs should understand the potential to overdose is extremely high given what has transpired during this period of time. Family and friends of those affected should stress the importance of treatment. The six (6) overdoses, one that proved fatal, included three (3) males and a female.
Everyone impacted by this epidemic is urged to be cautious and vigilant of a “potential lethal batch” of heroin. Anyone seeking assistance for this addiction can call 911.
The Nassau County Police Department is utilizing all resources necessary to combat this problem.