Police release names of 3 victims who died of apparent overdoses in New Rochelle

Police say Carl Encarnacion, 43, Danny Howard, 49, Sean Thomas Windley, 28 were found unresponsive in a storage room in the rear of 50 Fountain Place.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2023, 10:40 AM

Updated 445 days ago

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Police have released the names of the men who died in apparent overdoses in New Rochelle on Saturday.
Police say Carl Encarnacion, 43, Danny Howard, 49, and Sean Thomas Windley, 28 were found unresponsive in a storage room in the rear of 50 Fountain Place. The fourth victim, a Mount Vernon resident, remains hospitalized and will not be identified at this time.
Authorities say they got a call Saturday afternoon from a man who said he thought he was possibly overdosing. They say the caller was disoriented and could not tell them where he was. Dispatchers, however, were able to locate the four men at an apartment at 50 Fountain Place by using the caller's cellphone signal.
Three men were pronounced dead on the scene, and the caller was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Police say the drugs used were laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is reportedly 50 times more potent than heroin.
State Sen. Pete Harckham is on the Alcoholism and Substance Use Disorder Senate Committee and says the opioid crisis that gripped the Hudson Valley several years ago has gotten worse.
"We're in even more of a crisis because the addition of fentanyl has exacerbated, so the numbers continue to grow, both in New York and nationally," Harckham says.
Those who are fighting the opioid battle on the front lines say this is about more than saving drug users from themselves -- it is also about helping entire communities.
"It's always challenging because this is a disease of denial and very often people think things are good, they don't need treatment, tomorrow will be a better day," Harckham says.
The Drug Enforcement Administration says a kilogram has the potential to kill 500,000 people.


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