Laced heroin linked to 5 deaths on Long Island

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Over 20 pounds of heroin was seized in the Bronx earlier this week.

MINEOLA, Long Island (PIX11) — Officials say a batch of laced heroin is linked to at least five overdose deaths in Nassau County.

The Medical Examiner found that the victims, who were all in their 20s, had all used heroin that contained fetanyl, a powerful opioid.

The drugs were sold with a “24K” stamp.

Police believe the deaths may be linked to 22 overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania.

Last year, over 100 people on Long Island died of heroin overdoses.