Lethal Heroin Packets Found in Delaware
NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE - May 28, 2018
The warning was issued by Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Kara Walker on Monday.
The department says that two people have died of suspected overdoses in a 24-hour period involving heroin packets with the same stamp.
It’s not identifying the stamp so people will not seek out the drug, that’s why the department is urging anyone who is an active drug user to seek treatment immediately.
Walker persuaded drug users who continue to use substances to carry the overdose-reversing medication naloxone with them.
Treatment for overdose effects: airway maintenance, ventilatory support, and intravenous administration of a narcotic antagonist such as Naloxone (Narcan).
A Delaware health official warns drug users that there have been 106 suspected overdose deaths in Delaware through May 27 of this year, including three since Friday.
Overdose deaths continue to rise in the state. In 2017, 345 people died of overdoses, a 12 percent increase from 2016.