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Fentanyl suspected in overdose deaths of 3 at LA apartment

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Posted at 2:14 PM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 17:14:15-04

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.