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Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The recent increase in overdose deaths in King County have been linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders, officials confirm.

Between mid-June to mid-September of this year alone, there have been 141 suspected and confirmed drug overdose deaths, according to Seattle & King County Public Health. In 2018, there were 109.

M30 pills, also known as Oxycodone, were the most common synthetic opioid pain relievers used in Washington state, followed by V48 and A212 pills. White powders were also very common.

From: KOMO NEWS

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, seattle medic one

Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson

More than half of firefighter’s body burned while fighting Spring Coulee Fire
Christian Johnson is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson – GoFundMe

As most of you know Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, has suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 50-60% of his body. Christian is currently in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are currently trying to stabilize him so they can proceed with skin graft surgery. He will be looking at a minimum of 2-3 months in the ICU. Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army, and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-2005 in Baghdad. He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years. Christian is a selfless man, who is always willing to help those in need, and never ask for anything in return. We are now asking for your help to make this long journey a little easier for him and his family. Any amount of donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with travel, housing, food, etc.

GoFundMe for Christian Johnson Assistant Chief

Also: An account is now set up to help Johnson and his family with expenses. You can send donations to:

North Cascades Bank
PO Box 672
Okanogan, WA 98840

Checks should be payable to the “Christian Johnson Donation Account.”

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