8 Heroin Overdoses in Washtenaw County Over 2 Days

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SALINE, Mich. (AP) -- Police and medical officials in Washtenaw County are reporting eight heroin overdoses, including one death, over a two-day span.

A 27-year-old Saline man died last week after Huron Valley Ambulance personnel attempted to revive him for 30 minutes.

AnnArbor.com says seven others were hospitalized. The overdoses came from Saline, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Ann Arbor.

Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams says the rash of overdoses "had some eyebrows raising."

Officials said last year heroin was becoming an "epidemic" in Washtenaw County, and the recent two-day snapshot appears the trend isn't slowing down just yet.


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