The incident is the latest in a town that is grappling with a seemingly growing drug problem.
The state of emergency follows a sudden spike in overdoses from people ingesting a synthetic drug called “Smacked.”
The alarming increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses in recent months, has prompted action on the part of government leaders.
Several New England venues are canceling concerts and increasing security measures, after recent overdoses of the club drug “Molly”.
WBZ has learned investigators suspect the club drug Molly is to blame for Flannigan’s death.
A 35-year-old woman whose body was found inside a Worcester apartment appears to have died from an overdose, police said Saturday.
Last November, Brock Lyons and a second man were arrested on five counts of drug possession. North Attleboro Police knew where to find them because they had called 911.
Police say the daughter of former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. died of an apparent overdose.