METRO DIGEST || Naxalone device recall
Naloxone device recall
Trumbull County Combined Health District has received notification from Ohio Pharmacy Services of a recall of the nasal atomizer used in the Project Dawn naloxone kits. Some of the atomizers shoot a stream of naloxone into patients’ noses rather than produce a mist, potentially making the overdose reversal drug less effective.
The recall does not impact the medication itself, only the device that sprays the medication, according to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services. Teleflex Medical, maker of the atomizer, has confirmed that the affected lot numbers were sold after Jan. 1.
Many Project Dawn kits distributed are not subject to the recall and have working atomizers. However, anyone who received a Project Dawn kit from the Trumbull County Board of Health who would like to find out if their kit is part of the recall can call 330-675-2590, Option 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents at Calvary Towers, 1840 Market St., were evacuated after a fire in an apartment about 10 a.m. Friday. Police blocked off Market Street at Delason Avenue heading south for a short period. There were no reported injuries.
Police officials identified the name of the body of a woman found in the woods behind an Austintown motel Sunday night. According to the report, the body was identified as Amber Burcham, 26, of Damon Avenue, Cleveland. Reports said police found an employee ID card on the body found behind the Austintown Inn, 5431 Seventy-Six Drive.
Dillard’s Concourse in Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, will have a World War II-era Willys Jeep on display through Friday. There also will be a variety of military items on display, including World War II music videos, historical footage and an Army parachute. Flags representing every branch of service also will be on display, including a POW flag. Veterans will be on hand to pass out information and flags and to thank all veterans for their service.
The display is intended to honor local military veterans and raise donations for the YARBCC Charitable Fund, which helps support and fulfill the basic needs of disabled and disadvantaged veterans as well as emergency needs of military members in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.
A Bears Den Road woman who police said had to be revived Thursday after overdosing on heroin was arrested on drug charges after police found the drug in her bathroom, reports said.
Officers were called to the home of Anne Taylor Moore, 24, about 6:15 p.m. and found her nonresponsive in the bathroom. Paramedics used the opiate reversal drug Narcan to revive her, reports said. Officers found some suspected heroin on a spoon in the bathroom. She is expected to be charged with possession of heroin after she is released from St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, reports said.
Reports also said Moore is on probation for a previous heroin charge.
Crack pipe found
A Columbiana man was given citations about 7:50 p.m. Thursday for charges of possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after officers found a crack pipe and three needles in a case he had, with an unknown brown powder inside.
Reports said Preston Beagle, 27, was a passenger in a car with two other people that was pulled over at Market Street and East Philadelphia Avenue for an improper turn. Reports said all three people in the car gave police conflicting stories about what they were doing in Youngstown.
Beagle gave police permission to search him, which is when officers found the crack pipe. Reports said Beagle told officers about the case, which was underneath his seat.
Bags of heroin
Members of the vice squad served a search warrant Thursday investigating drug activity at a 471 W. Hylda Ave. home and found $522 and two bags of heroin, reports said.
The heroin was found in the pockets of Deric Dubois, 25, who listed the home as his address. He was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin and taken to the Mahoning County jail. Also inside the home was a digital scale.