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Police: Heroin Use Believed to be Involved in 4 Del. Deaths

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Investigators believe heroin use played a role in four deaths that happened within hours of each other over the weekend in New Castle County.
    
Police say the fatalities occurred between 8 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. Sunday in separate locations in Wilmington, Newark and Claymont.
    
Police spokesman Officer JP Piser says in each case, the person was found unresponsive. Evidence of heroin use was also found at each scene, but the causes of death remain under investigation.
    
Interim police chief Lt. Col. Vaughn Bond Jr. says in a statement that his department has seen similar incidents before with Fentanyl or other bad batches of heroin.
    
Delaware saw a 35 percent increase in fatal overdoses from 2015 to 2016.

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