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2 arrested after rash of overdoses in Reading, authorities say

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Jayson Cuadrado and Dimitri Ortega arrested in Reading, officials said. READING, Pa. - Berks County officials initiated a public health emergency Monday after a weekend that saw an unusually high number of overdoses, while Reading police arrested two men in connection with the investigation.Hospital officials from both Reading Hospital and Penn State Health/St.

Joseph’s Medical Center reported about 70 overdoses. Preliminary toxicology reports stated the main substances were heroin, fentanyl and xylazine.In Reading, police reported 34 overdoses from early Friday morning through late Sunday afternoon, with one person hospitalized Saturday and dying Sunday from the suspected overdose.Reading police officials noticed the dramatic trend early.

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