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Atlantic City Blames Heroin Overdose For Multiple Deaths In The State

By Donna Marie Lapena Padua , Jan 30, 2017 02:51 AM EST
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Police officers from the Atlantic City in the state of New Jersey are alerting the public on deadly heroin overdose. Bags of heroin stamped with label “Kind of Death” were reportedly found at several scenes of fatal overdoses in the city. Following this, police were alarmed and are now issuing a warning about the said bad batch of heroin.

The Nassau County police official of the Atlantic City, NJ found in the past week that the heroin batch “King of Death” is held responsible for several deaths from overdose. Reports note that 10 suspected heroin overdose led to six actual deaths on Thursday, Jan. 26, between 4-10 p.m. The other four were fortunately revived with Narcan.

Following this incident, the police are alerting the residents of Long Island to stay away from the bad batch of heroin that is circulating in the Atlantic City area. The public safety announcement has been initially issued by the Atlantic City police also last Thursday about the heroin overdose according to Levittown Patch. The bags found by the police officers were from folded wax paper and were reportedly stamped with a red crown logo along with the words “King of Death.” The advisory was then approved and released the following day, Friday.

Deputy Commissioner Patrick Ryder of the Nassau police suspects that the heroin might have been cut with fentanyl or other additive. According to Newsday, the Nassau police is already monitoring the “drug outbreak” in the Atlantic City because of its close proximity to Long Island. The Nassau police are then advising residents of the city to alert 911 immediately once they find out who might be using heroin or suspect someone experiencing heroin overdose. Heroin is an opioid drug formed from a mix of morphine. Heroin overdose often involves suppression of breathing hence leading to potential death.

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