Many Northern Arizona area law enforcement agencies, along with Partners Against Narcotic Trafficking Task Force (PANT), have recently made significant arrests concerning drug and fentanyl uses and sales, there is still too much availability of these deadly items on our streets and in our communities.
Since October 2019, The Prescott Valley Police Department, along with the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority have responded to fifty-seven reported drug overdoses within the Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Due to the amount of drug-related overdoses within the Prescott Valley area, the Prescott Valley Police Department applied for federal and state funding through the Arizona Department of Health Services to purchase NARCAN / NALOXONE. This grant was approved and as a result of the funding, NARCAN has been issued to ALL police officers within the Prescott Valley Police Department. Officers have received the appropriate training to administer the below NARCAN to those in need.
Of the fifty-seven medical calls for service over the past year, Prescott Valley Police Officers arrived on scene and administered NARCAN to sixteen separate individuals, resulting in saving twelve lives. The drugs used to overdose included fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, Percocet, heroin and melatonin.
The Prescott Valley Police Department has seen that many drug dealers are manufacturing pills containing fentanyl to look like or simulate the appearance of legitimate medication. Our department is urging people to not take medicines from unknown sources or prescribed medication/s belonging to others.
Found, Unused, or Unneeded medication/s may be safely deposited at the Prescott Valley Police Department, or in any pharmacy department at Walgreen Drugs.
If you or someone you know has a drug problem, there are options available for you! The Northern Arizona Crisis Line, 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 877-756-4090. The sale or use of drugs is not a victimless crime. DO YOUR PART in reporting the illegal use of or sales of illicit drugs to the PANT hotline at 928-778-0558. You may also contact Yavapai County Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
The Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, or 911 for emergencies.