Seattle police alarmed by multiple heroin overdose reports in one day

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SEATTLE (AP) — Alarmed by the number of heroin overdoses they’re seeing, Seattle police are reminding the public about a Washington state law designed to curb overdose deaths.

Detective Drew Fowler said Monday on the police website that the so-called “Good Samaritan Law” offers legal protection against drug possession charges to those who call 911 to report an overdose.

Fowler says police and Seattle Fire Department medics received at least six reports of heroin overdoses as of 4 p.m. Monday.


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  • barbara norton

    Ho ray State of Washington, you made the laws for pan management impossible
    for patients and doctors. Did you really think you would not see an increase in this? smdh

  • Skip

    We need to keep the warning messages out there to hopefully deter young people from getting into the drug culture. It can happen to typical suburban kids and young adults. Stay away from the junk.

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