Police have made more arrests in relation to a particular kind of heroin, blamed for several overdose deaths.
Early Thursday morning, agents from Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General and Clairton Police arrested 39-year-old Tywon Newby and charged him with heroin possession and intent to deliver.
Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams says the stamp bags associated with the recent overdose deaths marked ‘Theraflu’ and ‘Bud Ice’ contain a mixture of both heroin and Fentanyl.
At least 22 people in Western Pennsylvania, including 15 in Allegheny County have now been killed by a deadly mix of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl.
Four more overdose deaths in the past 24 hours have officials with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on high alert.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has issued an alert to the public after three overdose deaths over the past two days.
The statistic is shocking: drug overdoses kill more people in Westmoreland County than any other manner of death, besides natural causes.
Drug addiction and fatal overdoses have become an epidemic, but now different segments of the community are coming together in a concerted effort to address it.