Woman Dies After She and 4 Workers Overdosed at NJ Mall — 2 Arrested
HACKENSACK — One of the five women who overdosed on fentanyl in a car parked at the Shops at Riverside has died and the two people have been arrested, according to multiple reports.
The women aged 29 to 41 were found passed out on fentanyl inside a car in the parking garage on March 15. Four were hospitalized and one refused after they were all revived using Naloxone (Narcan).
An unnamed law enforcement source told NBC 4 New York and other outlets that two people have been charged. The reports did not disclose the circumstances of the overdose.
The same reports also said one of the women died this weekend.
Hackensack police referred an inquiry about the reports to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, which did not yet return the message.
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The reports did not disclose the identities of anyone involved in the overdose or the charges.
A GoFundMe page identified the victim as "Michelle," who worked at the Cheesecake Factory with the other women who overdosed. She had a daughter named Ava and was a nursing student.
"She was always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes. She always supported and pushed the people she loved and cared for toward their dreams. She spoke with genuine love and compassion for anyone she spoke with; and was always willing to help with a loving hand or a listening ear," the organizers of the page, the CCF Fam, wrote.