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10 opioid overdoses in D.C. in a matter of hours: ‘There’s a lethal batch’

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

“This was a mass casualty event,” he said. “The intensity was jarring.”

It was also totally predictable, said Domenica Personti, interim chief executive of the D.C.-area Recovery Centers of America.

“These clusters happen when someone new is selling in the area,” Personti said.

When there is a new dealer with a new product in the area, users may not be familiar with its intensity.

Sure enough, Miss Shirley told me she saw someone new among the street-corner guys she usually sees by the lotus blossom. “He was there Thursday and he had this duffle bag. He was there for a while, then he was gone. And we didn’t see him again.”

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Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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