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MUNCIE, Ind. - Five Ball State University students went to the hospital Friday afternoon after a drug overdose.
First responders found two of them unconscious when they arrived at the Village Promenade off-campus student housing complex on University Avenue just before 3:00 p.m. All five were rushed to Ball Memorial Hospital after overdosing on cocaine, according to Muncie Police.
"It was a group of guys sitting around, partying, watching the NCAA games, " said Sgt. Seth Stanley with Muncie PD.
The party, though, took a turn after at least two of the students lost consciousness.
"It's supposed to be a nicer apartment complex, and I don't know if drugs and money go together or how the drugs ended up there, but to hear of an overdose, it's shocking, " said BSU senior Grant Kirchner.
"On any college campus, if kids want to buy drugs then they will find it, but I would never think it would get to the point where people are overdosing, " said Jenna Feeback, another BSU senior.
According to investigators, it will be up to the Delaware County prosecutor whether anyone faces charges, but investigators said it's unlikely because of the state's Lifeline Law. The law provides legal protections to minors under the influence if they report a medical emergency. The Lifeline Law provides immunity to all involved so they don't wait to get medical attention for fear of legal repercussions.
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