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Increase in Suspected Opiate Related Medical Calls

For Immediate Release: 6/10/2022 10:54 am

The Worcester Police Department has seen a recent increase in suspected opiate related medical calls.


The department would like to warn residents that fentanyl can be, and has been, laced with other drugs such as cocaine. Fentanyl is highly-addictive, and drug traffickers are increasingly mixing it with other illicit drugs-in powder form. We believe victims may be unknowingly ingesting fentanyl with tragic results. Fentanyl can be extremely fatal, even in small doses.
Our Detective Bureau is investigating these incidents and would like for anyone with information about the selling of narcotics to contact the department by sending an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.


If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, please be extra vigilant. If you or a love one needs help please contact Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery -Officer Janis Bianculli-Legor, CARC 774-329-9056 or Rebecca Zwicker, Program Director, CARC 774-214-6440.
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