Friday, March 24, 2017

Four Overdose On Busy Fort Thomas Street, Revived With Narcan

A minivan that held four individuals who were overdosing on opioids is towed away, just down the street from the Fort Thomas Armory. FTM file. 
Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., Fort Thomas Police were dispatched to S. Fort Thomas Avenue to a parked minivan that had multiple individuals inside who, according to witnesses, had appeared to be overdosing from narcotics.

According to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, police discovered four individuals in a late model minivan. Police called for the life squad, who administered the life-saving drug, Narcan, to all four individuals in the vehicle. They were revived and taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for further medical evaluations.

The four passengers of the van were all from Alexandria, Kentucky.

Troy Means, 48, Frederick Means, 46, Bryan Spencer, 24, and Carla Krull, 48, were all charged with Public Intoxication. Spencer, who had an active warrant, picked up an additional charge of Giving False Information To An Officer. Krull also had an active warrant.

Whitford said that after talking to the four, three had admitted to snorting fentanyl and one had snorted heroin.

"One of the subjects actually admitted that he had been revived with Narcan twice on Wednesday," said Whitford.

The minivan where it was parked on S. Fort Thomas Avenue. FTM file. 
According to Whitford, the van they were parked in had a flat tire. He said they have been interviewing witnesses to determine when the vehicle was driven and parked.

"We're still conducting an investigation. It's possible other charges could be added," he said.

The van was parked in a highly visible part of the business district, where witnesses were able to observe the life-saving measures taken by Fort Thomas first responders.

Video was taken from across the street after Narcan was given. You can see those individuals being taken out of the van and put onto stretchers.



Troy Means. CCDC.
Frederick Means. CCDC. 
Bryan Spencer. CCDC. 
Carla Krull. CCDC. 


16 comments:

  1. Sorry but I am beginning to think we are wasting NARCAN.

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  2. If he was given Naecan the day before why wasnt he arrested. These people who do this need to be locked up and forced to reveal their dealers then maybe we can stop all this nonsense

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    1. There are so many they have no where to put them. It's an epidemic, that I am losing my empathy for. They are killing people on our highways, wbile they get a hit of Narcan just so they can get high tomorrow.

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    2. Forced to reveal their dealers? Really. In America? Where are we, Nazi Germany. They're addicts, nothing more. If you are losing empathy, then stop providing life saving care and let them overdose.

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  3. you 4 grown up are so bad stupid.

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  4. Kudos to those that reported it to police. If you see people asleep in cars call the police. There is a good chance heroin is involved.

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  5. So sad. They know they will narcan if they od. Charge them with a serious crime with extensive prison time and maybe they will think twice.

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    1. Yeah, because that worked so well with crack in the 80s/90s.

      Rather than treating drugs as a criminal issue, which we have done for decades and hemorrhaged tax-payer money doing, perhaps the answer is treating drugs as a health issue? The needle exchange in Grant Co., as reported on FTM, had a yearly operating budget of around $27,000.
      130 individuals used the service and, "In the 12 months that the Grant County program has been in operation, 59 participants were referred to drug treatment programs, with 15 of those verified as having entered a detox program".

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  6. It's not like the Ft. Thomas I used to know.

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    1. The world is not like the world we used to know. 😔

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  7. stop saving them, stop costing taxpayers money

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    1. Addiction is a disease. If you do not know that, then we need to start educating people. Cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, are all diseases and it cost tax payers millions of dollars per year to treat those without insurance. Do you want to just let them die too? It is a disease and the people who have it have family members who love them dearly and want them treated and saved. There are recovering addicts all around us too that go on to live normal successful lives, but we do not hear about them. No one wants you to know the success stories. If it was your loved one, you would not say let them die, and neither would I.

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  8. Enough coddling! Lock them up!

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  9. its clear that if all drugs were legal and everything in the US free, these awesome people would all be doctors and lawyers moonlighting as rock stars on weekends...

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