Clearfield County, PA – At least four overdoses happened in our area over the past week, one of them fatal, likely because of fentanyl being passed off as heroin.
Three of the overdoses took place in Clearfield County, and another happened in Clarion County. Police do not say where the fatal overdose took place or who was involved.
Although fentanyl had mostly been found in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh earlier this year, the highly potent drug now seems to be making its way to our area. Fentanyl is said to be at least 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.
Police say the overdoses are directly related to the suspected fentanyl being sold as heroin or as an additive to heroin.
Police released photos of some of the stamp baggies that were found at the scene of the overdoses. One is stamped with a red beetle and another has a blue thumbs-up sign.
If you know where these drugs came from or any other information, you can make an anonymous tip to your local police department.
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