The U.S. Military Academy and fire-rescue officials dropped some shocking news on Friday that at least two of the school’s cadets, including a football player, were involved in a situation in which six people overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine at a Florida vacation home during Spring Break.
Two of the six were in critical condition and on ventilators while three are in stable condition and one has been released, according to the below report.
“The U.S. Military Academy is aware of the situation involving West Point cadets, which occurred Thursday night in Wilton Manors, FL,” Army said a statement to the Sun-Sentinel. “The incident is currently under investigation and no other details are available at this time.”
According to the report, two students suffered cardiac arrest shortly after using the drug and two others received enough fentanyl from performing mouth-to-mouth in an attempt to revive the other students that they also overdosed, despite not ingesting any of the fentanyl-laced cocaine.
Fentanyl is an unpredictable and powerful synthetic painkiller blamed for driving an increase in fatal drug overdoses.