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Medford Police: Fentanyl Linked to Overdose Deaths

Medford Police: Fentanyl Linked to Overdose Deaths

Posted: Tue May 22 17:50:22 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue May 22 17:50:22 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Medford Police: Fentanyl Linked to Overdose Deaths

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police department is warning heroin users about fentanyl. it's a dangerous opioid often found cut with heroin, sometimes without the user's knowledge. newswatch 12's andryanna sheppard explains what medford police want drug users to know today. last month, medford police saw 10 fatal heroin overdoses in just seven weeks. it's now learning that three of those people that died had both heroin and fentanyl in their systems. fentanyl is a synthetic opioid previously only seen on the east coast. it's now all over the united states ...and 50 times more powerful than heroin. the medford police department says ...its now in southern oregon. mike says: "it's something that we think is just now starting to trickle into the area and were hoping that it's not going to become another epidemic." fentanyl can cause someone to overdose in less than a minute. the medford police department says if you are struggling with addiction, seek treatment but if you are going to use, take precautions. mike says: to say you know get treatment quit using without this much more difficult said than done, so that's why were offering these other tips as well but in a perfect world people could get treatment." andryanna says: "on newswatch 12 at 6, i speak with a non-profit organization who's mission is to make sure no one dies from an opioid overdose. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." for imfortmation on the opioid epidemic and treatment and recovery options, head to our website,
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