Lincoln Police respond to 10 overdoses in 3 days

While the calls have involved cocaine, LPD says that doesn't mean the drug is causing the overdoses. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Police responded to 10 overdose calls from Friday to Sunday.

While the calls have involved cocaine, LPD says that doesn’t mean the drug is causing the overdoses.

They say it appears people are ingesting something they believe is cocaine, but actually contains unknown opiates which are causing the overdoses.

LPD says some examples of common opioids include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, and morphine.

Nebraska law protects someone from prosecution who, in good faith, calls for emergency medical assistance in response to a drug overdose and remains on the scene until officials arrive.

For assistance in finding treatment options near you or your friends/loved ones, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).  Lincoln residents can also call the Lincoln Treatment Center at 402-488-2122.

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