Wilmington PD: 2 dead, 12 overdoses in 2016

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 15:50:40-05

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- The rural town of Wilmington, Ohio, is averaging two heroin overdoses per day so far in 2016.

In the six days so far in 2016, Wilmington police reported that 12 people overdosed, resulting in two deaths. Police said they believed the drug behind the overdoses was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

All 10 of the non-fatal overdoses resulted in the use of Narcan, police said.

The Wilmington News Journal called the overdoses "the latest chapter of Wilmington’s battle with the drug."

Police said they're talking to the overdose survivors to track down the source of the drugs.

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