Duluth police: 5 heroin overdoses over weekendThe Duluth Police Department is investigating the recent incidents in an effort to find the source of the drugs.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Five people, one of whom died, overdosed on heroin over the weekend, according to Duluth police.
Officers responded to four overdose incidents between Friday and Sunday. Information obtained at the scenes indicated that the five people involved used heroin.
“Similar reports of overdoses and increased heroin potency are occurring state and nationwide,” the department said in a news release. “Over the past 12 months, the department has engaged in efforts to combat the trafficking, sale and use of prescription painkillers and heroin through the arrest and prosecution of several persons involved in trafficking these types of drugs.”
The department is investigating the recent incidents in an effort to find the source of the drugs. Anyone with information on narcotics activity is asked to call the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force at (218) 730-5750.