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3 Opioid Deaths in SW DC Lead Officials to Warn of ‘Lethal Batch'

Police believe the deaths were due to fentanyl overdoses

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D.C. officials are warning the public about a "lethal batch" of opioids after three people died and several others had medical emergencies Friday in the Navy Yard area of Southwest.

One person died at 7 a.m. and two others died around noon Friday in the area of P Street SW, D.C. police said. Police believe the deaths were due to fentanyl overdoses.

"This afternoon more than 5 opioid overdoses in less than an hour & at least 2-3 fentanyl overdose deaths. There’s a lethal batch out," D.C. Council member Charles Allen said on Twitter. "If you see or know someone in crisis, the DBH Mobile Crisis number is 202-673-9300 or call 911 immediately."

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