Drug syringe and cooked heroin. Junkie, hospital.


Overdose Deaths Raise Concerns about Tainted Drugs

May 08, 2018 - 6:55 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There's concern in the Alton area, after two people died from drug overdoses Friday.

Not only did two people die Friday, but according to the Alton Telegraph there were another half-dozen overdose calls.

That's raising fears there could be a bad batch of illegal drugs in the area.

Madison County Chief Deputy Coroner Roger Smith tells the paper one of the fatal overdoses was Friday morning, the other Friday evening. Both victims were dead on arrival at Alton Memorial hospital.

He says that as of April 26th, Madison County has seen 32 overdose deaths this year.