Champaign police investigating 10 heroin overdoses in a week, 2 deaths

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 CHAMPAIGN -- Champaign police are concerned about a string of 10 heroin overdoses in just the past week.

Police say since February 16, 10 people have required medical treatment and were hospitalized for heroin overdoses. Two of those people died.

Police chief Anthony Cobb says, "This is an unusually high number of reported incidents in the brief window of time."

Champaign police also say it appears the drug overdoses may be a result of a deadly form of heroin that is being sold to drug users. Officers are investigating these incidents to find the source of the drugs.

If you have any information on these recent drug overdoses, or of anyone involved in the sale of heroin within the Champaign-Urbana area, contact Champaign Police.

Wednesday night at 5:00 and 6:00, hear from police about this string of overdoses, and what you can do if you know someone who is addicted to heroin or other drugs.


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