Two dead in Laconia from drug overdoses
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.