Springfield police responded to an unusual uptick in overdose calls over a 52-hour period.
24 residents overdosed on drugs from Wednesday to Friday, according to Captain Brad Moos. 12 of those ODs happened within a 24-hour time frame.
It’s not clear if any fatalities were reported.
A “bad batch” of opioids has been circulating in the area, police told WDTN.
In the past few months, regional officials have identified potent drug combinations, including fentanyl and cocaine, in local supplies of heroin.
Update: A previous version of this story stated 24 overdoses were reported in 24 hours. We regret the error.
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