The Madison Police Department is investigating a “bad batch” of heroin after six overdose calls involving eight victims in 48 hours.

According to the MPD incident report, Bernie Albright, the coordinator of the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative, said  this spike of overdoses could indicate that dealers are selling heroin mixed with Fetanyl.

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“In one recent case, a 33-year-old Madison woman was found early Sunday morning lying on a downtown sidewalk,” the incident report said. “She was clutching a syringe in her right hand and needed two doses of naloxone in order to regain consciousness.”

Albright suggested heroin users not be left alone and keep naloxone readily available.