The Watertown Police Department reported that at 2:32am this morning they responded, along with Fire Rescue, to the 10 block of 5th Street SE for a medical distress call. A 41-year-old woman had a medical reaction and went into cardiac arrest while injecting Methamphetamine. All lifesaving attempts were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at Prairie Lakes Hospital. The woman’s name is not being released.
The incident is under investigation and an autopsy is pending. Watertown Police would like to caution the public that there is the possibility lethal Methamphetamine is being distributed in the area. Obviously, any use of Meth is dangerous; this incident has significantly elevated that concern. If you have any information regarding illegal drug activity, you should contact the Watertown Police Department or the Codington County Sheriff’s Office.