Northampton on alert after six drug overdoses

There have been six overdoses in the last 24 hours in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton police are warning people of a dangerous batch of heroin circulating in their community.

In the last 24 hours officers have responded to six drug overdoses. Five of those calls involved heroin.

Capain John Cartledge told 22News, all officers carry naloxone and they’re trained to deal with overdoses, “We respond with the ambulance to every medical call and they’re well trained in the use of narcan and other medical tactics.”

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