Published On: Sun, Oct 29th, 2017

Brooklyn: Father Joe Andrade, son Carlos Andrade overdose on opioids, stepping out for a ‘smoke’

A Brooklyn man and his adult son died of a double opioid overdose while celebrating a family birthday party Sunday, police said. The news broke of the pair, excusing themselves from an event, going out for a smoke.

Carlos Andrade

Joseph Andrade, 44, and his son Carlos, 22, lost their lives soon after telling people they were going for a smoke, but were found by Carlos Andrade’s girlfriend of five years, Jasmin Santos, just inside the doorway of his father’s apartment building on 27th St. near Fourth Ave. in Greenwood.

Police explained that Joseph, a reputed addict, indulged in powerful opiates, apparently snorting a mix of heroin and fentanyl, and tragically included Carlos in the deadly endeavor.

Emergency responders arrived and administered Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, and rushed them both to Lutheran Hospital, where they died about 4:10 a.m., authorities said.

According to the NY Daily News: “Her uncle, Yovanny Santos, said cops told the family they’d found cocaine in the pockets of the older man, but said it was likely a deadly mix of heroin that killed the father and son.”

“It’s something awful. These drugs being sold on the street that kill people. It makes it so they can’t breathe. This is what killed them,” said Yovanny Santos.

“These people selling drugs on the street, they don’t care about killing people for it. They don’t care. They just want to make money.”

He went on: “I’m so surprised because I know Carlos and I never know that he used drugs or anything like that.”

The father and son’s deaths are under investigation and the cause will be determined by the medical examiner, officials said.

Carlos and his girlfriend were visiting from Maryland with their children, ages 1 and 4, according to a relative speaking to the press.



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