Federal charges filed in connection with Pittsburgh drug overdoses

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UPDATE: 9/23/19 11:48 A.M. – According to officials, a man is facing federal charges in connection with the overdoses.

According to the criminal complaint, Peter Rene Sanchez Montalvo was arrested early Monday morning at his home in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.


UPDATE: 9/22/19 11:21 A.M. – Police say this was an isolated drug-overdose event, and that victims took drugs at a different place from any of the events that used orange wristbands, according to our sister station, KDKA.


PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Three people are dead and four are in the hospital after a medical incident in the South Side area of Pittsburgh, according to police.

Police say five of the victims were found in an apartment, one was found in an elevator, and another was found on Carson Street.

According to police, all of the victims were wearing orange wristbands.

Police have identified two venues that used orange wristbands last night.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 412-323-7141. The investigation is ongoing.

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