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ITHACA, N.Y. – Two overdoses were reported within 10 minutes of each other near the intersection of West State and South Plain streets in Ithaca Tuesday night.

The first overdose was reported around 8:10 p.m. at the apartment building located at 100-108 S. Plain St. Ithaca Police, the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded to the scene and a person was taken away in the ambulance.

The second overdose happened around 8:19 p.m. directly across the street at the apartment complex at 106 N. Plain St. A male was given Narcan (according to police scanner traffic), which is a lifesaving drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. He was taken away on a stretcher and loaded into a Bangs Ambulance. He appeared to be conscious.

A police officer at the scene verified that both incidents were overdoses.

No arrests were apparent at the scene.

Correction: While the physical location of the second overdose was correct in the initial story, the address of the building was incorrect. The second overdose happened at 106 N. Plain St. 

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.