An unusually pure batch of heroin being sold in Connecticut is concerning local officials.
Currently, these drugs are being marketed and packaged under the names, “Power Hour,” “Strike Dead” and “Taliban.”
The Redding Pilot, a sister paper to the Shelton Herald, reports that the Redding Police Department, partnering with Connecticut Department of Public Health and law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, are warning the public about the heroin.
This batch of heroin may not respond to Narcan, a drug that counteracts the effect of the illegal narcotic. Narcan is being carried by some police and EMS in the state.
May be repackaged and sold
According to police, there is grave concern that as word spreads about the purity of the drug and the way in which to identify it through packaging, it may be repackaged to facilitate distribution.
“Heroin is a drug of concern in every community,” said Redding Police Chief Douglas Fuchs in a press release.
“While every Redding police officer now carries Narcan on patrol, these drugs very well might be cut or mixed with other drugs against which Narcan is ineffective,” Fuchs said.