Police urge Abilene citizens to not consume heroin after 3 fatal overdoses Friday

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Three people died and another narrowly escaped death after using heroin in Abilene Friday.

In response to this urgent situation, the Abilene Police Department is asking citizens to not consume any illicit narcotics purchased it the City because it could put their lives in immediate risk.

A press release from the Abilene Police Department says a 56-year-old female, 22-year-old male, and 52-year-old male passed away after consuming heroin between the hours of 1:45 a.m. and 12:41 p.m. A 34-year-old female, who admitted to using heroin, survived and is being treated at a local hospital.

All victims were found in different parts of town, according to the press release, which states two of the victims were dating, but there is no known connection between the other victims at this time. 

These cases are all under investigation, and the press release states “there is no readily apparent cause of death, which typically indicates some type of overdose in the absence of any other medical condition.”

Police are looking into the timeframe of the narcotic purchases and the locations of those purchases as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Abilene Police Department at (325)673-8331 or CrimeStoppers at (325)676-8477. 

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