A Union woman was found dead in a Washington motel early Monday from a suspected opioid overdose.
Washington police responded at 2:25 a.m. to the American Inn motel in the 1700 block of East Fifth Street for a report of a 39-year-old overdosing on drugs.
Police said they found a woman unresponsive with no pulse lying between two beds in the hotel room.
The officer administered Narcan, a nasal spray designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The woman was still unresponsive after the dosage of Narcan.
Police attempted other measures to revive the woman, but she remained unresponsive. A second dosage of Narcan was used with no effect.
The woman was in the room with her husband. Police said the man called his mother before calling 911.
Police found what officers believed to be heroin and drug paraphernalia in the room.
The death is being investigated by the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit.
This is the first fatal overdose in Washington since May 22 when Billy Snow Jr., 25, was found dead in the bathroom of Dairy Delight.
Two Washington men were charged in connection with Snow’s death, but those charges were later dropped.