Greenville police find deadly laced heroin

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:07 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:07 PM

The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory recently tested heroin that was laced with a powerful pain medication as part of a Greenville police investigation.

The heroin was laced with fentanyl, which has been linked to deaths across the U.S., according to a release from Greenville police.

Fentanyl is given to people who are end-stage cancer patients to help with pain management.

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Police said it's the first time such a concoction has been confiscated in Greenville, although it has shown up in investigations by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.

To provide tips to police about illicit drug activity in the community, call Greenville police at (937) 548-4150 (press option 2).