10 Heroin Overdoses, 4 Deaths, in 10 Days in Bucks Co. Town

A Bucks Community has had 10 overdoses in the last 10 days, with four people dying. The overdoses in Falls Township come on the heels of a at least nine deadly overdoses in Philadelphia. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016)

Ten people overdosed on heroin and four died in just 10 days in one Bucks County community.

Falls Township Police said the 10 new overdoses brought the township’s total to around 80 on the year – 20-plus resulting in death. Around 34,000 people live in the township, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

Two of the recent deadly doses appeared to have come from Philadelphia while the other two likely came from Trenton, said police.

The Philadelphia area has some of the cheapest and purest heroin in the country and the drug is fueling an epidemic that's claiming dozens of lives a day. Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot delve into stats on this crisis as part of the NBC10 Exclusive: Generation Addicted. (Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016)

The news of the deadly overdoses comes on the heels of nine deadly overdoses in Philadelphia over the weekend. Those overdoses appear to be caused by a bad patch of the opioid circulating around the city’s drug scene.