According to a recent Public Safety Message from The Mattoon Police Department, a potentially lethal form of illicit Hydrocodone has been found in the area. At least 2 victims within the last 24 hours have suffered an overdose after taking one single tablet of illegal hydrocodone. Narcan, a drug administered in case of opioid overdose, was given to both victims reviving them. Without Narcan, medical personnel indicated both victims may have died.
Mattoon Police Department strongly encourages anyone who may have purchased these tablets to discard them or contact the police, due to potential fatal results. Anyone who may have information on the issue or tablets, can contact the Mattoon Police Department by phone at 235-5451, via Facebook, or colescountycrimestoppers.org.
Anyone who contacts Crimestoppers will qualify for a cash reward up to $1,000.00 and can remain anonymous.