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Southern Md. Police Beat: Woman saved from heroin overdose by Deputy Vincent Pontorno

Southern Md. Police Beat: Woman saved from heroin overdose by Deputy Vincent Pontorno – The Sheriff reports that on April 2, 2015, Deputy Vincent Pontorno responded to a residence on Chancellor’s Run Road after 9 1 1 received a report of an adult female having difficulty breathing.

Purple Drank Gang Pinched in St. Mary’s; Abuse of Cough Syrup Led to Celebrity Deaths

When abused, promethazine-codeine cough syrup presents a high risk of fatal overdose due to its effect of depressing the central nervous system, which can slow or stop the heart and lungs. Mixing with alcohol greatly increases this risk. Promethazine-codeine cough syrup has been linked to the overdose deaths of a few prominent musicians.