Authorities: 2 dead, 3 hospitalized in apparent drug overdose in Monmouth County home

Police in Red Bank say two people are dead, and three others are hospitalized, in what authorities say was an apparent drug overdose in a home.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2019, 5:33 PM

Updated 1,624 days ago

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Police in Red Bank say two people are dead, and three others are hospitalized, in what authorities say was an apparent drug overdose in a home.
Police were called Sunday around 12:30 a.m. to the single-family home at 85 Bank St. about a problem at the house. Officers found five unresponsive victims and a small number of drugs.
 
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, a 35-year-old and a 29-year-old were pronounced dead at the scene.
A man who says he lives in the home told News 12 about kids who were inside as well. The man, who speaks only Spanish, said, “There were two kids of the guy who passed away. The police came and took the kids away and the woman came and took the kids. I think the kids are between 10 and 14."
Officers gave Narcan to all of the victims and did CPR on some of them.
The prosecutor's office says three other people were taken to a hospital. They are listed in stable condition at Riverview Medical Center.
Authorities have not released any names. Officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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