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UPDATE: Arrest warrants issued for partying paramedics in Brunswick County

READ MORE: Fireman's party under investigation

OAK ISLAND, NC - Oak Island police issued two warrants Friday in the investigation of an August party at the home of a firefighter, where two people allegedly administered IVs to two other people - reports the State Port Pilot.

To read the entire story, click here:
http://www.stateportpilot.com/articles/2010/10/16/front_page_news/doc4cb...

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OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) -- Disturbing allegations tonight, about partying paramedics who may have crossed the line. The possibility of town employees administering drugs to each other has a lot of folks asking questions.

These allegations were first handled by the Town of Oak Island as a personnel matter. They were quickly cleared after an internal investigation was completed, but on September 29, Oak Island Police launched a criminal investigation.

According to a police report, a party got out of hand. The report says drugs were delivered at a party hosted by an Oak Island Fire and Rescue employee. Oak Island Town Manager Jerry Walters says that employee is Shawn Neighbors.

The report says the drug Phenergan was administered to two women through an IV at the party, which was attended by several firemen and possibly law enforcement officers. Investigators won't say which agencies those firemen and officers work for.

Neighbors lives at a house on Northeast 36th Street on Oak Island, where his neighbors say they remember a large party taking place at his home in August. We knocked on Neighbors's door, but no one answered despite the fact there were two cars in the driveway.

The town manager told WWAY today that it was determined that Oak Island employees neither gave the IV nor received the drugs at the party.

Neighbors is still an employee at Oak Island Fire and Rescue.

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Oak Island

WWAY, please correct your information ASAP. Town Employees DID NOT administer anything. Oak Island PD has this information in their report. Please read it and clear this up. The report clearly identifies 2 EMS workers NOT FROM Oak Island Fire and Rescue nor BCEMS.

Those Reporters

live for SMUT like this.They stay busy getting the allegations typed out, but spend hardly anytime trying to find the facts!

Tax Dollars?

I wander where the supplies came from that were used to administer the IV? As a tax paying citizen of OKI, were my tax dollars spent to let some drunk employees give an IV to drunk females? Shaun Neighbors should be fired, and his wife who works for Brunswick County 911 should be fired as well for allowing this to happen! They should be held to a higher standard. If someone at thier party was drunk enough to need medical treatment, they should have called 911 prior to starting an IV. Irresponsible and ridiculous! I am appaulled!

First of all, you should

First of all, you should probably go look in the mirror before you begin spouting your garbage. I am sure you have made your fair share of mistakes in life, as we all have. This was a bad judgement call on the part of everyone involved, but does that mean we have a right to judge them? No. I personally wasn't there and I don't know the full facts of this situation so I will refrain from making any demands that anyone be fired or held to a higher standard. As a matter of fact I do believe that EMS and Law enforcement and firefighters are held to a higher standard. They are the ones out there everyday rain or shine picking up the pieces of broken people and helping those in their time of need for a measly salary, missing holidays with their families, being beat up, puked on, and verbally abused, and whatever else the general public seems to want to throw at them. And for what? So they can be judged when they make a mistake by the likes of you? Maybe you should walk a mile in their shoes before you demand their heads on a platter! Oh and by the way, if you are so worried that your tax dollars were wasted on a $10 set up for an IV maybe you should visit the billing department and see just how much your tax dollars are being wasted picking up the drunks and the drug seekers and the 90% of other people that don't really need an ambulance they just want to be seen quicker!

Too bad you feel the need to

Too bad you feel the need to build the story up to try to get someone to read it..
Really find something else to do with your time..

PS to the guest previously most fire personnel are both medically trained and fire supression trained so they can be one and the same..

What's Going On?

When the fireman noticed that this was being done, he should have sent them on their merry way. Whose drugs were they anyway? AND, who was establishing the IV?
Many many questions unanswered. Oak Island officials, time to take some SERIOUS actions and look into this. Maybe the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services also needs to look into this and take away the credentials of those involved PERMANENTLY. This is a stupid thing to do regardless of what they were infusing.
Time to set things right down thereee

Your story seems to ramble a

Your story seems to ramble a little. You accuse a fireman but talk about and EMS worker. Which is it? It isn't good that ether would do what you suggest, but which is it.

What part of Fire AND Rescue

What part of Fire AND Rescue wasn't clear??

The drug Phenergan is not a

The drug Phenergan is not a controlled substance. Get the facts straight before you report on an issue.

I think Phenergan is

I think Phenergan is available only by prescription, which means it is a controlled substance.

Too bad Darwin was away for

Too bad Darwin was away for that party...

Promethazine(proe meth' a zeen)

Last reviewed: August 1, 2010.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Biotechnology Information
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health[Posted 09/16/2009]

FDA notified healthcare professionals that a Boxed Warning is being added to the prescribing information for Promethazine Hydrochloride (Phenergan) products, describing the risks of severe tissue injury, including gangrene, requiring amputation following intravenous administration of promethazine. The Boxed Warning will remind practitioners that due to the risks of intravenous injection, the preferred route of administration is deep intramuscular injection and that subcutaneous injection is contraindicated.

Perivascular extravasation, unintentional intra-arterial injection and intraneuronal or perineuronal infiltration of the drug may result in irritation and tissue damage. Healthcare professionals should be alert for signs and symptoms of potential tissue injury including burning or pain at the site of injection, phlebitis, swelling, and blistering. For more information visit the FDA website at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation and http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety.

get this out of the way...

Isn't Phenergan an anti-nausea drug? Were they administering the drugs to get high or because someone was sick? I understand if they were administered without proper authorization it may be a problem, but I don't think they were doing something illegal to obtain a high.

oak island paramedic party

If you are the influence of anything other than donuts or fast food, you should not inject anybody with anything.

brendle

the police are just mad they missed their chance to get injected with jelly or cream filled.

the whole situation

I personally think that the emergency workers of brunswick county are good people and risk their lives everyday for people they dont know and for someone to make allegations about a party after the fact just goes to show that some people will do and say anything for personal gain and make other people look bad. Thats the problem, we should work together in these uncertain times. talking about people and makin false statements does nothin but make the person or persons who said them look bad. they should take a class in ethics and loyalty to your fellow responders. in other words, " get a life."