2 dead, 1 hospitalized in suspected overdose at Lawrence home

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LAWRENCE, Mass. - A hazmat situation has been reported at a Lawrence home after a suspected overdose left two people dead and one hospitalized.

The hazmat team was called in because it had been suspected that carfentanil was involved in these overdoses. However, the police chief later confirmed that it was not carfentanil, but instead a combination of cocaine and fentanyl.

Carfentanil is a powerful synthetic opioid that was used to tranquilize elephants. Just a small amount can be fatal to humans.

Police respond to the home at 194 Garden St. early Monday morning and have taken samples of the drugs they found to determine what the exact chemicals that were in the drug. 

The condition of the person hospitalized is unknown at this time. 

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