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Illegal Drug is deadly warn Grand Rapids Police

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Grand Rapids police have issued a public safety warning after an illegal drug that is circulating in the city has caused 13 people to overdose in the past week. Last weekend the police department responded to 8 overdoses with one incident resulting in death. 

Police suspect that cocaine and heroin laced with Fentalyl is being sold on Grand Rapids streets. The drug is up to 100 times as potent as morphine. Due to its rapid rate of absorption into the human body, reports indicate that as little as the amount equivalent to the size of a few grains of table salt can have deadly effects, according to a Police press release. 

The GRPD Vice Unit is investigating each case in the hopes of victim cooperation and finding out where these drugs were obtained in order to prevent further overdoses. 

Narcan, a powerful reversing drug was used to treat the victims. 

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