Overdose Crisis: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Handles Fatal Fentanyl Incident

CEDAR PARK, Texas – Last week, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office responded to four suspected fentanyl overdoses, one of which resulted in a fatality. The incidents occurred in the Brushy Creek area and Jarrell, as reported by local media outlets.

According to sources, a woman in her 30s tragically lost her life in the Brushy Creek area due to a suspected fentanyl overdose. The three other cases involved individuals in their 20s who survived the overdoses.

A sheriff’s sergeant disclosed that these overdoses took place during the week of Jan. 14 and were under investigation by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. While one non-fatal overdose occurred in Jarrell, the locations of the other two incidents remain unknown.

The sergeant emphasized that four overdoses in a week, although not unprecedented, is a high number for the area. In 2022, Williamson County recorded a total of 57 suspected overdoses, with 35 of them resulting in fatalities.

As of now, Williamson County has not released statistics for the total number of suspected overdoses in January. However, the Round Rock Police Department is currently looking into a suspected fentanyl overdose death that occurred on Jan. 9, according to reports.

For further details on this incident and more, readers are encouraged to refer to the full report by local media outlets.