Bad heroin batch suspected cause of 5 Akron deaths

AKRON, Ohio - Akron Police report that a bad batch of heroin is suspected to have caused five deaths in the past two weeks.

Two men, both suspected victims of the batch, were found dead Tuesday.

Three more people died in the last three weeks, and several more have been treated at hospitals after taking heroin and survived. Police suspect that a deadly additive is in the batch, or that it is poor quality and causing severe health risks.

Akron Police warn drug users not to take heroin they got in the past few weeks.

The ADM Crisis Center offers help for addiction 24/7 at (330) 996-7730.

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