WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department has identified one of the two victims of a deadly suspected fentanyl poisoning.

The WPD has identified the first of two victims as 20-year-old Stevie Metts from Wichita. The second was a 35-year-old man from Wichita.

According to the WPD, they received a call at 8:35 a.m. Sunday for the report of an overdose in the 2900 block of S. Washington.

Officers say they arrived to find Metts and the 35-year-old man unresponsive and unconscious at an unhoused encampment south of the John Mack Bridge. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The WPD says officers found a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman nearby. They were unresponsive and unconscious.

Both were transported to a local hospital in grave condition, according to the WPD.

An investigation is ongoing.

“The investigation is still in its preliminary stages, however, we believe this to be a case of
fentanyl poisoning,” the WPD said.

The Wichita Police Department wants to continue reminding the community to only take prescription pills given to you by a Doctor.

If you know anything about this case, the WPD asks that you call investigators at 316-268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, or the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282.