Hornell man arrested after heroin overdose, Police Chief warns of uptick in fentanyl-laced drugs

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Hornell Police arrested Dana Masterson, 23, of Hornell after another male had a heroin overdose. On Aril 19, police responded to an unresponsive male at a Hornell residence, who was in respiratory arrest. 

Police said they administered Narcan and CPR, bringing the subject back to consciousness. The subject was taken to St. James Hospital and was treated and released. 

Based on recovered evidence, police believe that Masterson had sold the narcotic drug to the victim, earlier that day. 

Masterson was charged with one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was also charged with obstructing governmental administration, and violation of parole. 

“We are as of late seeing an uptick in drugs laced with fentanyl, which can result in deadly consequences,” Chief Ted Murray, with the Hornell Police Department, said. “I again urge anyone who is caught in the vicious cycle of narcotic addiction to seek help. Our local addiction medical facility has assured us that anyone coming to our department seeking immediate help will be placed into a program of recovery.” 

Back in 2017, we reported that Masterson was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Violation of Parole.

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