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Deputies Respond to Drug Overdoses

December 20, 2019
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two drug overdose calls on Thursday, December 19. 

At 12:40 pm, an unconscious female was reported on Bruns Ave. in the town of Blooming Grove.  When deputies and EMS arrived they found both a male and female had overdosed.  The 53-year-old male from Madison was administered Narcan and revived at the scene by Madison Fire paramedics.  The female, Cathy L. Byndom, age 60 of Madison, was transported to a local hospital where she was revived.  Byndom is tentatively charged with one count of Child Neglect, as she was watching a relative’s children at the time of the incident. The children were returned to their mother.

At 2:18 pm, deputies responded to a home on Tower Road in the town of Dunn for a 30-year-old male who overdosed and was unresponsive.  A deputy administered Narcan and performed CCR until the man regained consciousness.  McFarland EMS transported him to a local hospital.  He will be referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).

On Tuesday, January 21, the Midland United Methodist Church and the Northwest Dane Cares Coalition is sponsoring a Narcan presentation and training at 6:00 pm.  The event will be held at the church, located at 10235 CTH KP in Mazomanie.  The training is free and open to the public.  To register, contact Pastor John Oliver at (608) 767-2258 or Doug McLain at (608) 316-1118.