ROMNEY — Rescue squads and law enforcements responded to 4 overdose cases in a day and a half late last week.

“There must be a bad batch going around,” said Romney Rescue Squad Chief Donnie Smith on Monday.

His squad and Hampshire County deputies responded to the 1st call just before 4 a.m. Thursday and the last one before 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Chief Deputy Nathan Sions said all 4 incidents were in the Romney and Sunrise Summit area and all 4 were “close acquaintances.”

All the overdose victims survived; 3 were treated with Narcan.

A similar spike occurred around this time 2 years ago, with some of those resulting in deaths.

“The patients this go-around were lucky to be discovered quickly,” Smith said.

Sions said investigation continues into the overdoses.

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