Police warn of spike in overdoses related to 'Batman' heroin

Question of the Day - 8/26: Heroin programs

Question of the Day - 8/26: Heroin programs

CAMDEN, N.J. - (AP) -- Authorities are warning residents in southern New Jersey that Camden appears to be the center of a spike in recent heroin overdoses.

The Courier-Post reports authorities in the city responded to at least 29 heroin overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday. An alert from the state police indicates that many of the overdoses occurred when people used free samples of heroin labeled with a Batman stamp.

The alert says none of the overdoses were fatal.

State police say the Batman heroin can be so dangerous that emergency personnel may need extra Narcan to reverse overdoses and revive patients. Authorities believe the drug has been sold over the past two weeks in Camden.

But officials say the problem has spread to other parts of the state.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

On a busy Friday morning, just seconds before 1 Good Samaritan saves woman's life, gets robbed in Edison
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 2 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
Christopher Schraufnagel has been charged with having sexual 3 Ex-teacher accused in sex scandal
A house in Manalapan caught fire after it 4 House catches fire on Dancer Lane in Manalapan
Jersey City police officers are urged to stay 5 Jersey City Police on alert following NYPD murders

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.