LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse Police are investigating three incidents involving a death and two overdoses linked to heroin use.
Interim Chief Robert Abraham says the department is concerned that some extremely potent heroin is circulating around the area.
Starting Wednesday evening, police have responded to three separate calls. The first occured at the Howard Johnson at 2150 Rose Street where first responders were able to revive 19-year-old Megan Running of Onalaska.
On Thursday morning, officers were called to a suspicious death. Evidence found at the scene indicated the person had been deceased for some time and that heroin use was involved. Police released no other details on where or who was involved, other than the victim was from La Crosse. The victim was taken to the Dane County Medical Examiners office for an autopsy.
Late Friday morning, police went to America's Best Value Inn, 2622 Rose St. for a person not breathing. They found 46-year-old Brian Halverson of La Crosse unresponsive and not breathing. First responders used a dose of an anti-narcotic medication to revive Halverson.
Police are asking that anyone with information on any of these incidents to contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS.
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