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Multiple Heroin Overdoses Have Police Concerned



Heroin has started to make a comeback within Mid-Michigan communities the past few years, but in recent weeks, multiple heroin overdoses have started cropping up.

Three heroin overdoses in less than a week. While none of them resulted in deaths, Jackson Police say it's still a serious situation.


"It kind of goes in cycles. And this is kind of a high cycle, especially with the incidents that have occurred recently, that we're seeing or hearing a little bit more about heroin in Jackson," said Deputy Chief John Holda with the Jackson Police Department.

So far this year, there have been five overdoses in the city, four have happened in the past month. This leads police to believe there is some kind of trend.


"Usually it's an indication of new users not familiar with the drug, or that there may be a heroin going around that may be tainted somehow, or it's a bad batch," said Chief Holda.

Officers from the Jackson Narcotics Enforcment Team also say the quality of heroin on the street right now could be much better than what regular users are used to. This can make it easier to overdose. These recent close-calls are enough to get police searching for more answers.


"We need to beat the streets a little bit more and try to get more information and ask more questions to see if this is a trend or something that we need to get more information out," said Chief Holda.

If you have a tip that could help police pinpoint the problem, call the Jackson Police Department at 517-768-8722.

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