3 people die from overdose in Picayune, believed to be caused by heroin laced with fentanyl

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Photo: Drug Enforcement Administration

By Associated Press

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi coroner says three people in a single county died of drug overdoses last weekend.

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Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage said all three deaths are believed to be from the use of heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl.

Turnage says the deaths were reported Dec. 21 and 22.

He says they appeared to be accidental and not a form of suicide.