Public Safety Announcement On Heroin

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The Nassau County Police Department is currently monitoring a drug outbreak that is occurring in Atlantic City, N.J.    The Atlantic City Police Department released a Public Safety Announcement about a bad batch of heroin on Wednesday January 26, 2017.

Approximately 10 suspected heroin overdoses (6 fatal, 4 non – fatal) have been reported within Atlantic City over the past week which include six on Wednesday, January 26, 2017 between 4:00 and 10:00 pm.  Two of the overdoses on Wednesday were fatal and four were revived with Narcan.

Wax fold/bags stamped “King of Death “were found at two of the scenes on Wednesday and are reportedly responsible for the two deaths.

 

The Nassau County Police Department would like to inform the public and ask that they be aware of the situation.  Call 911 immediately if you know someone who may be using heroin and experiencing an overdose.

 

For more information about how you can help a family member or friend regarding addiction you can contact the services listed below:

 

Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force

http://www.heroinprevention.com/

 

New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

1-877-8-HOPE-NY (1-877-846-7369)

https://www.oasas.ny.gov/

 

Nassau Alliance For Addition Services (NAFAS)

516-481-4000

http://nassaualliance.org/

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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