NEW INFORMATION: New Haven officials provide Drug Crisis update
New Haven officials tell News 8 that they have placed an immediate warning of tainted life-threatening heroin on the city streets. Officials say there were at least 15 overdoses in the city Thursday afternoon and evening, and possibly as many as 22. There have been two confirmed fatalities. New Haven police say the numbers may rise.
Officials say they are also critically short on Naloxone, known as Narcan, which is administered by firefighters and paramedics to counteract the heroin overdoses.
New Haven city officials issue warning about tainted heroin on city streets. More than a dozen overdoses reported this afternoon and evening
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Residents are being warned of the dangerous synthetic drugs being sold around the city.