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Police in northeast Ohio suspect a bad batch of heroin in 5 overdose deaths in last 2 weeks
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:20 PM EDT
Akron police in northeast Ohio say at least five heroin overdose deaths in the past two weeks may have been caused by a bad batch of drugs.
The statement said police hadn't determined whether the deaths were linked to something poisonous in the heroin or its purity level. They are warning heroin users to avoid using any drugs purchased in the past two weeks.
No one was available for comment in the Akron police narcotics unit Wednesday.