Overdose site triggers hazmat response

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A Waco Fire Department report shows that a drug overdose site had a large amount of unknown drugs and triggered a hazardous material response and caused investigators to take precautions until it was all cleaned up.

It started about 2:00 a.m. Thursday when Waco police, fire and EMS personnel responded to a believed drug overdose at an apartment in a complex at 1600 West Lakeshore Drive.

CPR had been performed on the victim who did not survive.

The report indicates there was a considerable amount of a white powder substance at various locations through the apartment that they believed could have been fentanyl.

At 7:30 a.m. the hazmat team responded to the location to help police and medical monitoring and a safety briefing was conducted for all parties involved at the scene.

With the help of a spectral analysis and an outside lab the material was identified as methamphetamine with all crew members then going through decontamination and medical monitoring.

Police were cleared to continue their investigation while using respiratory protection.

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