225 HEROIN OVERDOSES IN 4 COUNTIES IN 4 STATES IN 1WEEK

THE VICTIMS COULD HAVE INJECTED HEROIN MIXED WITH THE POTENT PAINKILLER FENTANYL OR THE MEGA-POTENT ANIMAL OPIOID CARFENTANIL.

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE SOURCE OF HEROIN SOLD HERE THAT CAUSED SCORES OF OVERDOSES, INCLUDING AT LEAST THREE DEATHS.

"We're working very closely to find the source dealer," said Police Chief Tom Synan of Newtown, Ohio, who heads the law enforcement task force for the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition.
"We can't confirm in the short term if someone's had fentanyl, carfentanil or heroin.
Hospitals in the region are not equipped to test blood for the animal opioid, which is rare and only in July surfaced in Greater Cincinnati's street heroin.

CINCINNATI — An overdose crisis in the past week has left police and emergency responders here drained and without clues. It has also underscored that this region does not have resources to treat all of people addicted...

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