TROY — The city of Troy has recorded two overdoses, one fatal, due to likely opioid overdose this week.
According to police records, an apparent overdose was reported in a bathroom at Clopay around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday.
Greg Hill, 32, of Troy, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Troy Police Department detective division is in charge of the investigation. Capt. Jeff Kunkleman said evidence of drub abuse as well as heroin on Hill’s person was found in the restroom. Hill’s last known residence was the Buckeye House, a sober-living facility.
Another fatality is being investigated by Troy Police. The incident occured in the 700 block of East Franklin Street on Tuesday. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities will continue to investigate that incident, which may be a suicide.
On Wednesday, around 10 p.m. Troy medics responded to the 300 block of Short Street on a report of a male not breathing.
Matthew Priest, 35, a resident in the 500 block of South Market Street, was found unresponsive as a female performed CPR on him in the Short Street home. Troy medics administered four doses of Narcan before Priest became conscious.
According to witnesses, Priest was playing video games with the resident’s children when he fell over and became unresponsive. Priest later admitted to “chewing on a Fentanyl patch.” Priest was charged with inducing panic.
This August, Troy Police Department began to cite those who overdose with a first-degree misdemeanor inducing panic instead of the lesser offense of a fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.
The citation is for those who overdose, but lack any physical evidence such as drug abuse instruments like drug capsules, needles or other drug paraphernalia.
Sidney Police continues to investigate five overdoses which occurred last Sunday night. Two people were dropped off at the Emergency Room and officials found three more victims in the parking lot of Wilson Health hospital. All five were treated at Wilson Health for overdoses. One person was transported in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital. The person in critical condition appeared to be the driver of the vehicle of the second group of people found in the parking lot.