Dad and Son C.O.’s Save Inmate from Heroin Overdose at Groveland

GROVELAND – A father-son team of corrections officers at Groveland Correctional Facility is credited with potentially saving the life of an inmate overdosing on heroin. NYS Corrections Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) commended the actions of corrections officers (C.O.'s) Kenneth and Brandon Poddany actions in a press release. “I am extremely proud of our two members from Groveland Correctional Facility and their … [Read more...]

Possible Heroin Overdose Sends Driver Off Livonia Road

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man for allegedly driving drugged and running his car off Richmond Mills Road. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James Ozzello IV, 28, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Failure … [Read more...]

Drug Overdose Takes Life of SUNY Geneseo Student

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department is investigating the death of a SUNY Geneseo student in an off-campus apartment. Colin Murphy, 21, passed away on Nov. 22. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the initial investigation suggests a drug overdose. "We have expressed our condolences to the family," said Osganian. "Unfortunately this is a very tragic case that brings the presence of illegal drugs back into our community's … [Read more...]

LETTER: Sheriff’s Office Captain Thanks Heroic Dansville Officer for Saving Overdosing Man

DANSVILLE – Livingston County Sheriff's Office Captain Norman Zeh sent a letter of gratitude to Dansville Police Officer Shannon Griese for quickly and professionally saving the life of a man who fell from a riding lawnmower while overdosing on opiate drugs on April 28. Though the man was at first unresponsive, Officer Griese administered two doses of Narcan with the assistance of a Dansville Ambulance crew, and the man began to breathe on his … [Read more...]

Dansville Police Save 2 People from Overdoses in 11 Days

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department saved another life on Saturday from an overdose on narcotic drugs. Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins said that this is the second case in 11 days where a dose of Narcan, an anti-overdose nasal spray, has helped a person recover from an overdose in Dansville. "We received a call for an unresponsive person at a home in the Village," said Perkins. "Our officer was able to get there in minutes, … [Read more...]

Dansville Police Revive Overdosing Man Who Fell from Tractor

DANSVILLE – A quick response and two doses of Narcan saved the life of a man who is thought to have overdosed on an opiate drug while on a tractor. According to the Dansville Police Department Facebook page, they responded with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Dansville Ambulance to a residence in the Town of North Dansville on April 28 for a male who had fallen off a tractor and was unresponsive in the yard. "Another example of … [Read more...]

First Responders Save and Arrest Overdosing Driver after Two Accidents

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Silver Springs resident after she was administered a dose of Narcan and released from the hospital following two accidents on Friday. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Brooke Devinney, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal … [Read more...]

Suspect Flees Hospital after Swallowing Drugs and Overdosing in Geneseo

GENESEO – U.S. Marshals caught an escaping overdose patient after he allegedly walked out of the University of Rochester Medical Center on Thursday. According to our news partner 13WHAM, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office pulled over Franklin Gay, 41, and allegedly saw him swallowing drugs and beginning to overdose. After he was taken to the hospital, he allegedly walked out of the facility and a brief manhunt ensued. "This is one of … [Read more...]

DA: Heroin Price and Availability a Deadly Combination

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Recent heroin arrests and overdoses have lately made more headlines than ever in Livingston County, and sent shock waves across the Genesee Valley. Since law enforcement officers have started carrying Naloxone, an antidote for overdoses from opiates like heroin, there have been at least four instances of first responders saving the lives of apparent overdose victims. "In two years we are seeing a lot more heroin related … [Read more...]

David Homer Dead, Tried to be Revived with Naloxone (Narcan)

UPDATE: 5:02 PM - initial speculation is that Mr. Homer died of a drug overdose, please note that the official cause of death is not yet official. UPDATE 4:47 PM LIVINGSTON COUNTY – It's a tragic end for David Homer, 47, who passed away Sunday morning. According to law enforcement sources, Homer, 47,  passed away early Sunday morning and was administered two doses of Naloxone. Homer made headlines after being repeatedly tased in … [Read more...]