Dodge County Investigating Four Heroin Deaths in Two Weeks
In the past two and a half weeks, Dodge County Law Enforcement has investigated four deaths which are currently still under investigation, but believed to be the result of heroin overdoses. While the Sheriff’s Office is not currently able to release details into these deaths due to them being current and ongoing investigations, it is important for the community to be aware of the seriousness of this epidemic as it continues to grow and plague our community.
It is also important to recognize that these are only the overdose deaths. Overdoses in which people do not die, but require medical attention are much more prevalent. The sheriff’s office, local police departments, and ambulances throughout the county have responded to a large number of overdoses that have resulted in the use of Narcan, a drug used to assist in counteracting the effects of opioids.
Emergency personnel transport people who have overdosed to hospitals on a daily basis. Others go to the hospitals on their own without law enforcement involvement or an ambulance being called. As these people continue to use heroin or other opioids, they put themselves at risk of that overdose being fatal.
While police have no evidence of it at this time, it is very possible that a “hot batch” or bad batch of heroin that has hit our area.
If you have information that could aid in the investigation of heroin and other drug offenses, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 920-386-3726.