2012-12-06 / Front Page
Four Deaths Linked to Tainted Heroin in Putnam
Victims all young men; police and health officials investigating
At least four young people have succumbed to heroin believed to have been tainted in the past few days. Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals received word from Putnam Hospital Center Tuesday afternoon that four young men had died and a fifth was undergoing treatment for apparent heroin overdoses that may have been caused by tainted drugs.