Laced heroin linked to 5 overdose deaths in Nassau

Bags of heroin, such as those seen in

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Bags of heroin, such as those seen in this June 12, 2009, photo, are typically sold individually or in a 10-pack known as a "deck." (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

A bad batch of heroin laced with the opioid painkiller fentanyl has been linked to five overdose deaths in Nassau County and is possibly part of the same supply that recently caused at least 22 deaths in Pennsylvania, officials said.

The Nassau County medical examiner's office is investigating the fatal overdoses, which it initially believed were the result of regular heroin use. Authorities...

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