Police in Massachusetts are investigating what’s behind a recent spike in heroin overdoses, according to a Boston Globe report.
Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney told the Globe that usually his department gets one or two overdose calls a month, but in the last two weeks, it’s been getting at least one a day. A 28-year-old Attleboro woman apparently died from a heroin overdose Friday; three people have recently died from overdoses in Taunton, the Globe reports.
Possible explanations, according to the Globe:
- A pure/powerful heroin is being distributed
- The heroin being distributed has another drug in it, which has increased its toxicity
- People are using multiple drugs simultaneously
New Hampshire has seen a similar spike, with multiple overdoses in Salem and Portsmouth.