There have been four heroin overdoses—including one that ended with the death of a 25-year-old Mahopac man—in the last two weeks, according to the Carmel Police Department.
Officials there said it appears the incidents are a "reoccurrence of multiple heroin overdoses" that took place in Northern Westchester and Putnam nine months ago. Those overdoses claimed several lives.
The heroin found at the scenes of the most recent overdoses was packaged and labeled with stamps, according to authorities. One stamp reads "Rich and Fxxx" and the other "Wass up." The drugs at the scene of the fatal overdose indicate a third stamp, which officials did not describe.
"It does not matter what stamp is on the heroin packets—there is definitely an immediate problem with the supply of heroin that is being distributed in the area," Carmel Police said in a statement.
Three out of the four individuals who recently overdosed survived. Each was transported by ambulance to the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel.
The fatal overdose happened Sunday. No additional information about it was released.
Carmel police issued the press release "in the hope that it may avert another tragedy." They have been in touch with other police agencies throughout the area and are in the process of setting up a meeting "to coordinate a combined law enforcement response to these incidents."