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Police suspect bad heroin in 5 drug deaths

Associated Press • Jun 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

According to a statement from the department, a 31-year-old Akron man and a 58-year-old man from Largo, Fla., were found dead Tuesday. The statement said three other heroin-related deaths have been reported in Akron in the last two weeks. Several more heroin users have been treated at local hospitals.

The statement said police hadn’t determined whether the deaths were linked to something poisonous in the heroin or its purity level. They are warning heroin users to avoid using any drugs purchased in the past two weeks.

No one was available for comment in the Akron police narcotics unit Wednesday.

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