11 heroin overdoses in Camden, NJ over the weekend

Joe Hyer
NBC Philadelphia

At least 11 people in Camden are recovering after overdosing on a potentially laced batch of heroin known as “Hellfire” during the holiday weekend, according to officials.

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden’s Police Chief Scott Thompson said in a release that the individuals were treated after overdosing on the drugs that appear to have originated in North Camden and Whitman Park.

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Officials say the individuals were treated and released from the hospital, but they fear the drugs could possibly be laced with fentanyl or other substances.

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