DE Health officials concerned after 12 overdoses in NJ over weekend

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Delaware Health officials sound the alarm after a dozen overdoses in New Jersey over the weekend, including four fatalities.

Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker says people active in substance use in Delaware should be aware of an increased possibility that heroin could be laced with deadly amounts of fentanyl. She says Delaware is particularly vulnerable to drug flow from other mid-Atlantic states due to its central location.

Police from Camden County NJ reporting a dozen overdoses within a short time period last Friday, with more than a third ending fatally. In Delaware 71 people have died from suspected opioid overdoses so far this year, including six between last Friday and This Monday.