Overdose

Jacob Putnam
Tom Puckett
January 14, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Arcade, NY (WBEN) Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies say an Arcade man ran off instead of helping a woman who died of a suspected overdose. Deputies say 29 year old Jacob Putnam refused to call 911 to help a 23 year old woman found dead by paramedics. Deputies say a third party eventually called 9-1...
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Erie County Holder Center
WBEN / Allan Harris
May 13, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say an inmate at the Erie County Holding Center apparently overdosed while in custody. Deputies discovered a female inmate unresponsive in her housing unit; she was not breathing, and Deputies could not detect a pulse. They immediately initiated CPR...
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Tom Puckett
September 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a 3 year old was rescued from a hot car when her mother overdosed on heroin. Late Tuesday night, police say an officer saw what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, parked but running with its lights on in the parking lot of a closed business on...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Royalton, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man after they say he did not seek timely care for his sister, who eventually died of an overdose. Deputies say 29 year old Daniel E. Wells drove his sister from the City of Niagara Falls, where she overdosed, to the 9400 block of Ridge...
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Photo: Erie County Sheriff's Office
Mike Baggerman
April 22, 2017 - 6:35 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The arrest of a Cheektowaga man who allegedly supplied over 200 grams of heroin into the area could lead to more severe penalities. Eddie Fields, 45, already faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and felony intent to sell, but murder charges could come...
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WBEN PHOTO/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 31, 2017 - 9:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - National opioid expert Dr. Peggy Compton visited the University of Buffalo to discuss translational research in opioid use disorder and chronic pain. Dr. Compton is the van Ameringen Chair in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing plus an associate professor of nursing at the...
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