Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester Police officers responded to what is being described as an "unusually high" number of overdose calls over the weekend. 

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Police Captain Casey Moilanen says the first of three overdose calls came in just after 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 10 block of 11th Ave. Southeast. Responding officers revived a 31-year-old man by using Narcan. He was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital for further treatment. 

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The second overdose was discovered during a traffic stop around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. An officer knew the driver of a vehicle spotted at the 41st. St. Northwest Kwik Trip had a pending arrest warrant and a revoked license. After stopping and approaching the vehicle, the officer found two unresponsive passengers.

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A 21-year-old Rochester man and 20-year-old Mankato man came to after the officer used Narcan and other revival methods. Moilanen says the driver, the 21-year-old man and a third passenger in the vehicle, who was not involved in the overdose-related revivals, were arrested on warrants. 

The third overdose call was reported in the 700 block of Nevil Ct. Southeast where a 36-year-old Rochester man was transported to St. Mary’s when an officer revived him with Narcan. The weekend’s final overdose report involved a 20-year-old Stewartville man who was found unresponsive on a kitchen floor at a residence in the 1,200 block of East Gate Dr. Southeast shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. He was also given Narcan and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for further evaluation.

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Moilanen says officers did not know what the subjects had overdosed on. He said four overdose calls is an unusually high amount to be reported over a 48-hour span.

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