One man died on Sept. 7 and another man was hospitalized, possibly because of the use of the drug fentanyl, according to the Fontana Police Department.

The incident took place in the 18200 block of Barbee Street in the northeastern part of Fontana, police said.

Police responded to a medical aid call for help in which family members found two men who were down in a garage. Upon arrival, with the assistance of paramedics, one subject, age 32, was revived.

Both men were transported to a local hospital, where the subject who was revived was in stable condition and the other subject, age 44, was pronounced deceased. The 44-year-old man had lived at the location where the incident occurred, police said.

----- THIS WAS the second suspected fentanyl tragedy that had been reported in Fontana this year.

Back in March, two people died and a third person was hospitalized after possibly overdosing on fentanyl.

Authorities warned that fentanyl is a very dangerous drug.

In fact, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016, synthetic opioids (primarily illegal fentanyl) passed prescription opioids as the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the U.S. In 2016, synthetic opioids were involved in nearly 50 percent (19,413) of opioid-related deaths, up from 14 percent (3,007) in 2010.

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So now we're calling an OD, "Exposure"??? Wow, PC gone crazy.


Well, I'm glad to see that the so called journalist of this story, or perhaps the editor finally had the guts to actually (sort of) call it like it is and change the story from exposure to "possible use" of fentanyl. Good investigation skills, not so much.

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