LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Police Department issued a public safety alert Monday, April 12, after multiple people overdosed on suspected heroin the past two weeks.

The overdoses occurred in different locations within the city.

Investigators believe the incidents are linked to a “bad batch” of heroin, which means it is laced with other illicit chemicals that make it even more hazardous and deadly, the police department reported.

Due to the spike in overdoses, the police department is alerting people to the danger and asking community members to take the following steps:

  • Call 911 immediately if a person knows someone who is experiencing an overdose;

  • Administer naloxone (Narcan) to people experiencing a suspected overdose;

  • Share this information with anyone a person knows who uses heroin;

  • Seek help for opioid addiction through a chemical dependency treatment center.

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The police department also reminds people about Minnesota’s “Good Samaritan Law,” which protects people from being charged or prosecuted if they act in good faith while seeking medical assistance for another person experiencing a drug-related overdose.

The goal of issuing the alert is to help ensure people who struggle with heroin and opioid addiction live to seek help for their addictions.

Anyone with information related to these overdose incidents are asked to call the Little Falls

Police Department at 320-616-5570.