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Two dead, dozens sickened from weekend overdoses in Philly

September 23, 2018

Heroin, fentanyl and the synthetic cannabinoid K2 are believed to be behind a surge in overdoses in Philadelphia over the weekend.

By Staff

City health officials reported a spike in overdoses around Kensington over two days this weekend that sickened nearly 50 people and left two people dead.

The overdoses were linked to drugs purchased mostly around McPherson Square and Kensington and Allegheny Avenues over Friday and Saturday. While test results are pending, officials believe a combination of heroin or fentanyl and the synthetic cannabinoid K2 were involved, according to an alert email from the Department of Health obtained by the Inquirer and Daily News.

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