The Atlantic City Police Department would like to warn the public about a potentially bad batch of heroin that is currently being distributed in our area.
Although any heroin use can be deadly, we have seen an increase in heroin overdoses in the last week resulting in at least six deaths.
On January 25, 2017, between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, patrol officers along with medical personnel responded to six overdoses with two being fatal. Four other individuals were revived after being administered Narcan.
Heroin bags stamped “King of Death” have been responsible for at least two of the fatal overdoses.
Call 911 immediately if you know someone who may be using heroin and experiencing an overdose.
For more information about how you can help a family member or friend, our partners at AtlantiCare Behavioral Health have addiction treatment programs that include outpatient and intensive outpatient services. They also have an inpatient program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, called STEPS. For more information on steps, you can visit their website at…/behavioral-…/our-services/steps.


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