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Two dead in Laconia from drug overdoses

July 03. 2011 10:11PM

Laconia police are investigating two drug overdoses within the past week, along with raising awareness of the dangers of abusing Fentanyl.

An overdose of the drug, described as a narcotic analgesic intended for treating pain, was the apparent cause of death in two separate Laconia incidents, police said. The death of a 33-year-old man and 53-year-old old woman - likely caused by ingesting Fentanyl patches - are being investigated. Names of the deceased have not been released.

Laconia police Sunday night issued a public safety notice regarding the drug.

'This is a new type of abuse we've come across. To have these type of results in the such a narrow window, that's something to definitely be concerned about,' Laconia Police Sgt. Dennis Ashley said.

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