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Ivan Bliznetsov

Police in the Aroostook County town of Presque Isle dealt with a series of heroin overdoses on Tuesday afternoon and are trying to spread the word that a bad batch may be circulating that part of the state.

Police responded to at least five overdoses in a four hour time span.  Fortunately, none were fatal.  They are asking people to spread the word to family members or friends who may be using heroin as there is concern there may be a bad batch circulating.