Overdose Leaves One Youth Dead, One Critical

Overdose Leaves One Youth Dead, One Critical

Detectives from Fairfax County Police Major Crimes Bureau, Crime Scene Section, and Opioid Investigation Unit are investigating a fatal overdose that left one juvenile dead.

On June 25, at 7:21 p.m. officers responded to the 5700 block of Columbia Pike, Falls Church for two juveniles unconscious and foaming at the mouth inside a vehicle. Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures by administering multiple doses of Narcan and performing CPR. Both juveniles were transported to local hospitals, where one juvenile was pronounced deceased. The other juvenile remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this overdose to contact them at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477)

If you feel you may have overdosed or are concerned someone around you has overdosed,, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Fairfax County Police Department personnel carry Narcan and are trained in its use. 

Symptoms of an opioid overdose may include some of the following: 

        Face is pale or clammy

        Breathing is infrequent or has stopped

        Deep snoring or gurgling (death rattle)

        Unresponsive to any stimuli

        Slow or no heart rate and/or pulse

        Bluish purple, or ashen skin color

        Fingernails turn blue or blue-black

FCPD is working to reduce the number of deaths caused by opioids, as part of a multi-pronged Countywide effort to address the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Fairfax community. Learn more about Fairfax County’s opioid response strategy and available resources. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/opioids

Help is available 24 hours a day. If you or someone you know needs help to overcome drug dependence, please call the Community Services Board at Sharon Bulova Center at 703-573-5679 to help find appropriate treatment and recovery services. Walk-ins are also welcome Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.