N.J. county with 12 heroin overdoses, 3 deaths in 1 week issues alert

NEWTON — A deadlier than usual batch of heroin is believed to have contributed to a dozen overdoses within the past week, including three fatalities, Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch said Friday.

Koch said police officers administered Narcan, a opioid overdose antidote, to all 12 people.

“It is our belief that there is currently an even deadlier batch of heroin, possibly laced with other drugs, being distributed throughout our county, and that is the cause of the increase,” Koch told reporters he invited to his office just before 11 a.m. Friday.

Koch, in seeking to put the dozen overdoses in perspective, said Narcan …read more

Source: NJ.com Sussex

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