Rensselaer County warns of spike in drug overdoses

[anvplayer video=”5177958″ station=”998132″]

Rensselaer County is sending out an important alert after a spike in deadly overdoses in the county since Friday.

The drugs involved are believed to be cocaine and fentanyl, the Rensselaer County Health Department said.

Autopsy results are still pending, but there may have been as many as five fatal overdoses this weekend in the county, they said.

Resources are available for anyone struggling with drug addiction – including the Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline at 1-833-467-3123 or