nj.com: Camden County heroin overdoses reported in Gloucester City, Berlin, Stratford


Joe Green/South Jersey TimesBy Joe Green/South Jersey Times 
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on March 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM, updated March 12, 2014 at 11:07 AM


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CAMDEN — Police are investigating a single-day rash of heroin overdoses in the city.

Authorities confirmed seven overdoses in Camden alone, all of which occurred on Tuesday. None were fatal there, but investigators are seeking the source of the heroin.

"We are hoping this warning may alter the behavior of the addicted, or assist their loved ones with their intervention to prevent another senseless death," Camden County Police Department Chief Scott Thomson said.

Anyone with information that might help is asked to call the Camden County Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 856-757-7042.

Early emergency dispatch reports indicated there were a dozen 911 calls reporting heroin overdoses throughout Camden County early Tuesday evening.

They also indicated bags of heroin stamped “Magic” may have been involved.

The overdoses thus far reported have occurred in Gloucester City, Berlin and Stratford, among other towns beside Camden City.