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Forsyth sees 4 overdoses in 30 hours

2 dead, 2 hospitalized



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Within the span of 30 hours from April 23-24, two people died and two are currently hospitalized from drug overdoses in Forsyth County.

At 5:25 a.m., the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 1800 Valley Lane in reference to a possible heroin overdose. A 28-year-old woman called saying she was on the bathroom floor with her boyfriend, Jacob Oglesby, 33, attempting CPR. When deputies made contact, Oglesby was unresponsive, not breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Deputies used Narcan to reverse the possible heroin overdose, but Oglesby did not respond.

The girlfriend said he came into the bedroom around 3 a.m. looking for a backpack. When she woke up a few hours later, he was not in bed. She noticed the spare bathroom door was closed and locked, so she yelled and knocked for Oglesby, but didn’t receive a response. When she broke into the bathroom, she found him on the floor unconscious.

The sheriff’s office said deputies located evidence in the backpack of significant drug trafficking taking place at the scene of the fatal overdose. That included large amounts of suspected heroin, marijuana, prescription narcotics, unknown white powders and large sums of money.

Later that day, the girlfriend was found by her father unconscious and having trouble breathing. EMS applied Narcan to the woman and she was transported to the hospital. There was a pipe with marijuana in it on her nightstand and a syringe inside the garbage next to her bed.

Deputies also found large amounts of heroin, cocaine, Xanax and other pills.

A third overdose occurred that day on Nichols Road. A 30-year-old man told his 26-year-old girlfriend he had snorted oxycodone. She said she thought he was overdosing when she found him unconscious and turning blue. She then called 911. He was conscious but not coherent when EMS took him to the hospital.

A fourth person, a 19-year-old female, died the morning of April 24 in the Polo Fields subdivision near Vickery. Authorities said the death was due to an apparent overdose of suspected heroin/fentanyl.

“Our deputies are working nonstop to locate and apprehend the dealers of this poison in our community,” the sheriff’s office wrote on its Facebook page. “These incidents today may well be indicative of a bad batch of deadly drugs such as heroin or fentanyl making their way into Forsyth County this weekend. Anyone contemplating using or knowing persons addicted to such drugs should heed this warning, ‘Your life may be at stake.’”

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