Deadly overdose outbreak

WORCESTER, Massachusetts (NECN) – Officials in Worcester, Massachusetts are warning drug users in the city to avoid heroin after at least nine drug overdose deaths since Friday.

Public health officials issued an advisory Wednesday that there may be contaminated heroin on the street.

People are urged to call 911 if they see a drug overdose.

Police Chief Gary Gemme said heroin is suspected in at least eight deaths. The ninth was discovered Wednesday. He said significant resources are being devoted to finding the deadly drugs.

Three men police believe died from overdoses were found in an apartment Monday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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