• Police in Salem respond to 3 drug ODs in 24 hours


    SALEM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Police are warning residents about a bad batch of heroin going around the area that they believe is the cause of three overdoses in a 24-hour period.

    On Monday, police responded to 12 Ticklefancy Ln. just after 4:30 p.m. where a 21-year-old man from Salem and 20-year-old woman from Haverhill were found unconscious in a car in the driveway. The man was revived at a hospital and is in stable condition, but the woman is currently in a coma in critical condition at a Boston-area hospital.

    Police believe that the two in the car and a third person bought heroin in Lawrence and snorted it on their way back to Salem.

    On Tuesday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m., police responded to another drug overdose in Salem, this time at 161 Bluff St., where they found a 21-year-old man unconscious and not breathing, though paramedics revived him and he was conscious at a local hospital.

    Salem police officials did not say whether or not this man was the third person who bought the heroin in Lawrence, but they do believe the man knew the other overdose victims, and that there may be a bad batch of heroin in the area.

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