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Health officials warn of potent strain of heroin in La Crosse area

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La Crosse --- A warning tonight from La Crosse Emergency Health Officials about a particularly potent strain of heroin in the area.
Tri State Ambulance Medical Director and Emergency Room Physician Doctor Chris Eberlein told us tonight that the past 48 hours have seen one fatal drug overdose and several significant drug overdoses..

They suspect its due to drug dealers selling heroin mixed with the powerful opiate anesthetic drug called fentanyl.
Fentanyl is cheaper and easier to get than heroin and dealers are mixing it with the heroin...creating a dangerous situation for drug abusers.
Eberlein says heroin users may be using the same dose but they're getting a much more potent effect.

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