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Duluth police respond to four overdoses in one day

Duluth police are redoubling warnings about the illicit use of opioids after responding to four overdose calls on Monday.

All four calls appeared to be related to opiods, police said, and in all four cases the individuals survived when administered Narcan, a drug that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. Prior to Monday, Duluth police had reported using Narcan at least 50 times in responding to overdoses since they were equipped with the drug beginning in April 2016.

“Potency of opioids on the street is not known and can be deadly to the user,” police said in a statement. “The Duluth Police Department will continue to investigate the source of these recent overdoses.”