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Public health warning; lethal batch of opiates in Lowell area

Distributed from the City of Lowell;

March 22, 2018

Public lnformation Officer:
Chief Jeffrey Winward
Office: 978 459 5555
jeffwinw@lowellma.gov

Lowell’s Public Safety agencies have seen four fatal opiate overdoses in the past twelve hours. We believe these overdoses were a mix of heroin/fentanyl and cocaine/fentanyl. There appears to be a lethal batch of opiates in the Greater Lowell area. We strongly urge people not to use opiates, but if you or your loved one is suffering from addiction, please be extra vigilant in the coming days. Do not use alone, check on your loved ones frequently if they may be using opiates, and call 911 immediately if you witness an overdose. If you need help with a detox or recovery program, please contact one of the following:

Lowell CO-OP Team 978 631 7240
The Lowell House 978 459 8656