Macomb County Sheriff details Recent Heroin Overdose Deaths

MT. CLEMENS, MI – People are dying in Macomb County due to a very dirty drug called Heroin. If you have never experienced its effects, it is hard to understand its grip on a community.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office has been called to six heroin overdoses within the past 5 days. All of the overdoses have been from heroin believed to be laced with fentanyl. Two persons, a brother and sister, were saved on Monday, November 27, 2017 with Narcan carried by deputies. Four additional persons were unable to be saved.

Of these four deaths, a white female (21) out of Warren died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, a white female (27) out of Mt. Clemens died on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and two white males (51 and 62) both out of Mt. Clemens died today, Friday, December 1, 2017.

This heroin is believed to be sold out of the Mt. Clemens area. The Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is aware of this issue and is working to locate the source.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham wants the community to be aware of these overdoses and warns anyone using this drug that the consequences are fatal. “We don’t want anyone to use illegal substances ever. We all know what drugs can do; however, with this particular batch of heroin that is spreading through the Mt. Clemens area we want people to know that it is a deadly decision.”

Anyone who may have information on the source of this deadly substance is asked to contact our S.E.T. tip line at 586-469-4861. You can leave an anonymous message or request that a Detective contact you.

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