Norwalk police are investigating seven drug overdoses in 24 hours, two of which were fatal, and all of the incidents may be linked to crack cocaine laced with an opiate.
Police said emergency crews responded to three separate overdose calls between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The first was on Quaker Road, the second on Suncrest Road, and the third on Perry Avenue.
Two of the patients died and the third is in the hospital, police said.
Later, around 1:40 p.m., crews were called to the Garden Park Motel at 351 Westport Avenue for another suspected overdose. A male victim was transported to the hospital.
Police were called for another overdose incident on Arch Street at 6:15 p.m., and two more shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Those patients were all taken to the hospital.
None of the victims have been publicly identified.
Norwalk detectives and the Crime Scene Unit are actively investigating each case. Detectives are awaiting lab results of evidence found at each scene, but preliminary investigation suggests that the overdoses were caused by crack cocaine laced with an opiate, police said.
There have been a total of nine overdoses reported in Norwalk this month, police said.
Anyone with information should contact Norwalk police at 203-854-3111. Anonymous tips can be left by calling, through the Norwalk police website here, or by sending a text with the subject “NPD” to 274637 (CRIMES).