Police are concerned about recent epidemic of heroin overdose deaths.
A very dangerous form of heroin has been found by local authorities in Western New York. The heroin has been showing up both in drug busts and overdose/death toxicology reports.
Police think the heroin is being mixed with an unknown substance that may be linked to two fatal overdoses in March of 2011. Further overdose deaths are suspected to be related to this unknown additive.
Buffalo Police state that they “don’t know what could be mixed with the drugs or what additive it’s being ‘cut’ with. “Although still under investigation, these recent overdose deaths are highly “unusual” in that “two deaths and again a third could be attributed to heroin in a such a short period of time.”
This January, over 40 people were treated for opiate-based overdoses at just one hospital in the Buffalo area. …