Great Googly Moogly! What are they putting in that shit now? I don’t care what anyone says, this clearly is a bad batch. But it’s a roll of the dice or playing Russian Roulette with your life when you use illegal drugs. Hell it’s rolling the dice when you take prescription medications.

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Housing projects plagued with heroin in Huntington, West Virginia on August 19, 2016, adjacent to a string on overdoses earlier in the week. On August 15, 26 people overdosed on heroin in a Huntington neighborhood over the course of four hours. All 26 were revived, but there were two other deaths in the area that authorities are unsure as to whether or not they were related. Like many places all over the country, opiates (both pills and heroin) are a massive epidemic. CREDIT: Andrew Spear for STAT/The Boston Globe

 

The original numbers were startling enough — 30 heroin overdoses across Cincinnati in a single weekend.

Then they just kept climbing.

Another 78 overdoses and at least three deaths were reported during a 48-hour period Tuesday and Wednesday.

And at the end of last week, after a six-day stretch of emergency room visits that exhausted first responders and their medical supplies, the overdose tally soared to a number health officials are calling “unprecedented”: 174.

On average, Cincinnati sees four overdose reports per day, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported, and usually no more than 20 or 25 in a given week.

But pure heroin is what’s responsible for that average. And that’s not what’s on the streets now, they say. The culprit responsible for the staggering number of 174 was likely heroin cut with the latest opioid boost meant to deliver consumers a stronger, extended high — carfentanil. That’s a tranquilizer for, among other large animals, elephants. And it’s 100,000 stronger than morphine.

For now, law enforcement officials have been unable to track down the source of the toxic cocktail, but believe the spate of record-high overdoses could be caused by a single heroin batch laced with carfentanil.

State, local and federal authorities have mobilized across Hamilton County — home to Cincinnati — to investigate the source or sources, Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan told the Enquirer.

Synan also heads the law enforcement task force for the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition, which was created so public health and law enforcement officials from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky could collaboratively combat the heroin epidemic plaguing the tri-state area.

Additional heroin overdoses reported in that area, plus New Jersey, tipped the total to 225+, according to reporting on Fox 13 News Now.

In the same time period of the Cincinnati overdoses, 13 were reported in Jennings County, Ind., last Tuesday, 12 were reported on Wednesday in Montgomery County, Kentucky, and 29 overdoses linked to free samples of heroin, marked with a Batman symbol, were reported between Tuesday and Thursday in Camden, New Jersey.

That comes after 27 people overdosed during a five hour period on Aug. 15 in one town in West Virginia….

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/‘this-is-unprecedented-174-heroin-overdoses-in-6-days-in-cincinnati/ar-AAicOAz?li=BBnb7Kz

 

 

 

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I’ll add this. What’s the easiest way to get rid of the problem? Get rid of the addicts. imagesMaybe someone figured out a way to stop the drug epidemic. Make that shit less desirable. But think about it, if you are an addict and you see people dropping dead all around you, would you stop using? Drug addicts are like lamb to the slaughter. And they just can’t help it.

I don’t know either way. But I’m starting to write more blogs about this which means it’s huge!