Daily suspected drug overdoses on BART continue

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Suspected drug overdoses are happening inside Bay Area Rapid Transit trains and stations daily. This is report is based on BART’s daily crime log. 

On Monday, at 2 a.m., an “unresponsive” man was revived after an officer administered two doses of Narcan at the Millbrae station. He was taken to the hospital shortly after. 

Narcan is an opioid overdose-reversing treatment for victims who use drugs such as heroin or fentanyl.

On Sunday at 10:49 a.m., a man was found dead on a train at the Daly City station. He had narcotics paraphernalia, and according to the crime log, there were no signs of foul play. 

On March 30, a man suffered an overdose while riding on a train. He was revived at MacArthur Station with two doses of Narcan and was taken to the hospital. 

Before 2 p.m. on March 29, a man suffered a drug overdose in the Civin Center station. An officer administered one dose of Narcan. The police wrote, “The subject was revived, refused medical treatment, and left the station.” 

Then around noon on March 28, a woman who possibly overdosed on narcotics was pronounced dead despite life-saving procedures from the BART police. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.