Western Massachusetts police warn of serious heroin overdose threat

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 29, 2019 05:28 PM
Created: November 29, 2019 08:34 AM

Police in western Massachusetts have a new warning. They believe there's a brand of heroin out there that is responsible for a rash of overdoses in Holyoke.

The Holyoke Police Department responded to nine overdoses in 16 hours on November 22. One of them was deadly.


The heroin bags were stamped with the word "power."

Police in Berkshire County have found the brand in recent months.

Police don't generally identify certain bags and stamps, but decided to because this is a serious threat.

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