Police warn of ‘bad batch’ of heroin

Pennsylvania State Police, Gibson, are warning that a severely life threatening batch of heroin is in circulation in the area.

The advisory came after a Windsor, N.Y., man was administered multiple doses of naloxone – commonly referred to by the brand name Narcan – following an overdose on Sept. 10 in Hallstead.

According to police, the man collapse after injecting himself with a substance he believed to heroin. He was discovered laying in a ditch on the side of Pine Street, and was unresponsive.

Troopers disbursed multiple doses of naloxone and emergency responders from the Great Bend-Hallstead Ambulance also administered additional dosages of the medication. The unidentified man eventually was revived and was treated at Barnes-Kasson Hospital in Susquehannna.

Great Bend Hallstead Ambulance and Hallstead Fire Company assisted police. Tpr. Keith Herbert investigated.

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