According to WCVB.com of Massachusetts, 16 Overdoses were reported in Brockton Wednesday. Thankfully none of the 16 overdoses were fatal.
One crazy stat is that the city typically averages about two to three per day. Police did not report any connection between the individuals whom were the victims of the overdoses.
The powerful painkiller Fentanyl, which is stronger than heroin, has recently been found to be mixed with heroin causing many overdoses. Officials have not ruled out this to be the cause of Wednesday’s overdoses.
One thing is for sure drug addiction lead by heroin, is taking the North East by storm.