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Fentanyl suspected in 4 Southern California overdoses

September 7, 2018 GMT

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Police say four men in Southern California were taken to a hospital after possibly overdosing on the powerful drug Fentanyl.

Glendale Fire Department paramedics responded to a residence Thursday and found four men who showed signs of an overdose.

The four were taken to a local hospital. Two were treated and released and two were hospitalized in stable condition. Their names were not released.

Police say the men likely overdosed on Fentanyl, but doctors are waiting for tests to confirm that.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is a prescription drug typically used to treat patients with severe pain.

There were no arrests, and it is unclear if the men would face any criminal charges.