A warning from Baltimore health officials–heroin is getting even more deadly. It’s now being laced with a powerful painkiller. Making matters worse, the antidote is harder than ever to get.
Health officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.
Maryland’s health department says the state had a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses in 2014, compared to the previous year.
A powerful street drug is making its way through Maryland and police say it’s contributing to a number of crimes in Anne Arundel County.
A dramatic surge in heroin deaths is happening across the country. Health officials warn it’s because of a lethal new trend–spiking heroin with powerful painkillers.