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Salem police warn of deadly heroin/fentanyl mix

By MELISSA PROULX
Union Leader Correspondent

November 03. 2017 10:49AM
The Salem Police Department (COURTESY)



SALEM — Police are warning the public of what appears to be a particularly deadly batch of heroin/fentanyl as they try to figure out where it’s coming from.

Police said they responded to three overdoses Thursday and Friday, including one overdose that was fatal.

About 4 a.m. Friday, police were called to a Playcamp Road residence, where they said they found family members performing CPR on a man who had overdosed.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Just before 11:15 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the Park-and-Ride on Pelham Road where they found an unconscious woman and treated her for an overdose, police said.

About two hours later, police were called to the same parking lot, near Exit 2 on Interstate 93, for another overdose, in which a man was treated by firefighters, police said.


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