Lorain police issue public safety warning after 21 overdoses, 3 deaths within 48 hours
LORAIN – Lorain police have issued a public safety warning for the community.
According to their website, 21 people overdosed and 3 people died involving a ‘narcotic being sold as heroin.’
The overdoses and deaths all occurred within a 48-hour period.
On Wednesday, 5 people were indicted in Lorain and Elyria for for selling heroin or fentanyl that resulted in five overdoses – three of them fatal.
The I-Team reported five years ago that the heroin/opiate overdose epidemic has cut a deadly path through Ohio, and now surpasses car wrecks as the number one accidental killer in the state.