Penn Yan PD investigating suspected overdose death in village

Police in Yates County are investigating the death of a 21-year-old in Penn Yan.

The Penn Yan Police Department reports an active death investigation, which investigators say could be an overdose.

Officers arrived to find a person unconscious and not breathing. Both Penn Yan PD and Penn Yan Ambulance administered Narcan and performed CPR.

Chief Thomas Dunham didn’t identify the person, but noted that five small baggies containing a substance suspected to be heroin or fenantyl were recovered.

The investigation remains active.


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