FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The U.S. Military Academy and fire-rescue officials said Friday that at least two of the school's cadets, including a football player, were involved in a situation in which six people overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine at a Florida vacation home during Spring Break.
Two of the six were in critical condition, rescue and emergency officials said. A West Point official told The Associated Press that one of the cadets who was hospitalized is an Army football player. The official said another football player at the house was not hospitalized. The official had no further information and could not give the sickened player's condition. No names have been released. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the ongoing investigation.
The New York academy's public affairs office released a statement Friday afternoon saying its officials are "aware of the situation involving West Point cadets, which occurred Thursday night in the community of Wilton Manors."