LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say three men were found dead of suspected drug overdoses involving fentanyl.
Officers found the dead men inside an apartment after police received a call about three unresponsive men late Wednesday.
CBSLA-TV reported that a powdery drug believed to be fentanyl was found in the apartment, along with drug paraphernalia.
Fentanyl is a highly lethal drug that has been cut into heroin for several years, and more recently has been pressed into counterfeit pills resembling prescription drugs.
A responding police officer who became ill after arriving at the overdose scene was taken to a hospital in stable condition and is expected to be released.