Multiple Agencies Alert After Weekend Heroin Overdose Deaths
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on August 12, 2014 @ 6:25PM
Created on August 12, 2014 @ 6:21PM
Two people have died from heroin overdoses in Clarksburg this past weekend and there's two other possible overdoses under investigation.
While those are the confirmed cases, police say it may be more. They aren't always alerted to overdoses if someone goes to the hospital without calling emergency officials.
Right now, Clarksburg police are working with multiple other agencies to look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths. That includes waiting for toxicology reports from the medical examiner's office to narrow down the exact cause of death.
While this is a constant fight for the Greater Harrison County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force, there's a lot of issues when something like this happens.
"When we see what's happened over the past weekend, we've got to sit back and take a look, 'is there an issue, a new issue, that's coming up on the street,'" said Bridgeport Police Chief John Walker.
If anyone has concerns about drug use in their area, they can anonymously call the Greater Harrison County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force at 304-848-7053.
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