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2 deaths prompt Oxford police to issue ‘dangerous batch' warning

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 09:12:48-04

OXFORD, Ohio -- Police in Oxford are warning residents about a possible dangerous batch of cocaine after two people in their 20s were found deceased on Saturday.

The persons who died were not students at Miami University, and their causes of death will not be known for several weeks, according to a release from Oxford police.

Officers first responded to the 300 block of West Vine Street where a 24-year-old woman was found deceased. While police and the coroner’s office conducted an on-scene investigation, officers were dispatched to Main and Chestnut streets where a 23-year-old man was found deceased, according to the release.

Results from toxicology tests will determine their causes of death, but cocaine use is suspected in both cases. It’s possible there is a “particularly dangerous batch out there right now,” according to the release.

If you can help police in the investigation, call (513) 524-5268.

If you or someone you know needs help with addiction, call (844) 427-4747.

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