Police Warn of "Toxic" Heroin in Camden

By David Chang
|  Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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Police Warn of "Toxic" Heroin in Camden

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As if it weren’t dangerous enough, Camden Police are warning of a new batch of heroin that may be even more lethal than normal.

Police say three people were brought to Cooper Hospital Friday night after overdosing on heroin. Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson suspects the victims took adulterated heroin that is being sold in Camden. Investigators say this particular batch of heroin includes toxic elements that could prove to be fatal for the user if they don't receive medical attention.

Investigators are testing the drugs to determine the exact composition. Both the Camden County Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are also investigating and trying to identify the source of the drugs.

Gloucester Police say three other people overdosed on heroin overnight. They are investigating whether those cases are connected to cases in Camden.

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