Monroe Co. Sheriff: 3 heroin-related deaths Tuesday

Monroe Co. Sheriff: 3 heroin-related deaths Tuesday

MONROE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) - On Tuesday the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported three heroin-related deaths within 24 hours.

Sheriff Dale Malone says all three deaths occurred on Tuesday, April 14. One was in Frenchtown Township, the other two in Bedford Township. Deputies responded to the scenes and found the people deceased.

The sheriff says all three people had injected themselves with heroin and died immediately after. They have been sent to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.

The DEA has issued a public safety warning identifying a large increase of fentanyl-laced heroin on the streets. It is not yet known if fentanyl is the cause of the three deaths, but the sheriff is warning the public to be aware of the deadly combination.

Sheriff Malone is asking anyone who is currently using any drugs to stop immediately and seek help. Anyone wishing to report drug activity should call 734-240-2605.

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