Cops be­lieve bad heroin fu­eled nearly 50

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT -

PHILADEL­PHIA » Philadel­phia po­lice say they’re try­ing to de­ter­mine if a bad batch of heroin or an­other drug is re­spon­si­ble for nearly 50 over­doses in the city in one day.

WCAU-TV re­ports the over­doses were oc­curred Thurs­day, mostly in an area nick­named The Bad­lands be­cause of its rampant crime and drug traf­fick­ing. It in­cludes Kens­ing­ton and parts of north Philadel­phia.

So far, no­body has died from any of the over­doses, though sev­eral peo­ple had to be treated with nalox­one, which re­verses the ef­fects of heroin.

Po­lice are hop­ing lab tests will help them iden­tify the drug and whether it’s laced with fen­tanyl, a pow­er­ful syn­thetic drug of­ten linked to over­doses.

Po­lice are hop­ing lab tests will help them iden­tify the drug and whether it’s laced with fen­tanyl, a pow­er­ful syn­thetic drug of­ten linked to over­doses.

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