Police investigating after rash of overdoses in Mt. Sterling

MT. STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mt. Sterling police say there have been over a dozen heroin overdoses in a matter of hours on Wednesday.

Montgomery County ADAPT Vice President Bobby Stinnett says he has been in touch with the police chief who says there were a total of 18 heroin overdoses and one death in this case.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals a particularly potent form of heroin causing the overdoses.

This comes after more than 50 people overdosed in Cincinnati and at least 25 people in Huntington WV.

Officers are alerting users of the dangerous batch, in hopes of preventing further overdoses, and urging them to take advantage of treatment options.

Shepherd’s Shelter in Mt. Sterling is one of the organizations working to combat the problem and help addicts get help.

If you or your loved one needs help reach out to Shepherd’s Shelter at 859-498-7111 or click ADAPT.

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