Free heroin giveaway leads to 16 overdoses in a single hour

CAMDEN — Paramedics in Camden were injecting naloxone, better known as Narcan, left and right on Wednesday after “free giveaway day” provided a bad batch of drugs to users, according to NBC10. 

Around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Cooper EMS Chief Steve Hale and his team were dispatched to a call for two overdose victims but before long the number grew to 16, NBC10 reported.  

Hale told NBC10 the spike to 16 in an hour opposed to the nine the team typically sees in a day, came from a bad batch of drugs given out by dealers.

He explained that occasionally dealers …read more

Source: Camden

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