Lorain police issue public safety warning after 21 overdoses, 3 deaths within 48 hours

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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.

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