New Haven City officials issue emergency public health warning

WTNH/Josh Scheinblum

NEW INFORMATION: New Haven officials provide Drug Crisis update


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven City Officials say the city is experiencing a public health emergency on Thursday night after two deaths and over a dozen overdoses were reported.

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.

Residents are being warned of the dangerous synthetic drugs being sold around the city.

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