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Busy night of drug overdoses has Schenectady police very concerned

August 02, 2019 07:54 PM

SCHENECTADY - First responders in Schenectady were called to four drug overdoses in two hours on Thursday night.

Two of them were caused by fentanyl powder alone -- something police have been seeing more of recently.

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All the victims are expected to be okay. However, they're not helping authorities track down where the drugs came from.

A program to help drug addicts in the city was just launched last week. "Schenectady Cares" allows addicts to go to the police department to get treatment without being charged.

Hear about the difficulty police are having tracking down where all the drugs came from, by watching the video of Emily Burkhard’s story.

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