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Just In: County Police Find Three Dead, One Other Saved, Heroin Suspected


New Castle County – New Castle County Police (NCCPD) are currently conducting four separate heroin overdose investigations, 3 of which were fatal, according to NCCPD Spokeswoman Heather Carter.

Carter said today, December 13, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., County Police responded to three separate incidents where a person was deceased and evidence of heroin use was recovered. Police also responded to one overdose where NARCAN was used to save a subject from overdosing. The incidents occurred in the Bear, Brandywine and Claymont areas. The cause of death for each individual has yet to be determined by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.


Authorities would like to remind the public of the following:

If you or someone you know has an addiction problem and wants help, New Castle County Police has the Hero Help initiative.   Hero Help is a collaboration of the Police, Delaware Department of Justice and state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment to qualifying adults who contact police and ask for treatment. Individuals can come to the Corporal Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building at 3601 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, Del. 19720 to request further information and inquire if they are eligible. Citizens can also call (302)395-8050.
To be eligible for the program, you must be a Delaware resident 18-years-old or older, have no violent criminal convictions, and voluntarily enroll in the program.

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