Arrest Made in Overdose Investigation
Michael N. Purvis, 34 of Seymour, Indiana was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 1:42am today where he is being held without bond on multiple counts of Dealing in a Controlled Substance.
Purvis was arrested by Seymour Police, and is reportedly connected to several drug overdoses which occurred in Seymour and in Jennings County within the last 24 hours.
Officers used multiple doses of Narcan, (naloxone hydrochloride), a nasal spray used for emergency treatment of opioid overdoses, on several men and women in Seymour last night.
Twelve overdoses were also reported in Jennings County. It was initially reported that multiple people had died, but only 1 death was confirmed in Jennings County. There were no overdose related deaths in Seymour.
Seymour Police Department, along with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police are working to find the source of the items consumed.