6 People OD, 2 Die as Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Hits Camden County Streets

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Officials in Camden County are on high alert after a spike in drug overdoses occurred over the weekend, leaving two victims dead.

Authorities say police in Camden County saw an increase in overdoses after what they say was a bad batch of heroin laced with fentanyl hit the streets.

In total, six people were transported to Cooper Medical Center for overdoses.

Two of those individuals, one from Camden and one from Gloucester City, died as a result.

Officials say representatives with the Camden County Police Department put additional resources on the street in hopes of stopping the sale of the poison-laced drugs.

They are urging residents who have someone in their lives suffering from addiction to identify their location, have Naloxone on hand, and try to ensure that the user or their friends are also carrying Naloxone.

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