The Duluth Police Department has responded to at least seven opioid related overdoses over the past several days in the Northland.

They posted this troubling news Monday afternoon on their Facebook page:

Over the past 72 hours, local law enforcement agencies have responded to at least seven opioid related overdoses. This morning investigators from the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested a 27 year old male from Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 2nd Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). The male is being held at the Saint Louis County Jail in Duluth pending formal charges. During the arrest investigators recovered heroin, United States Currency, and other evidence of heroin sales. The evidence obtained during the initial investigation of the overdoses led to the arrest. So far, none of these overdoses have been fatal.

Anyone with information about heroin or fentanyl dealers is encouraged to report the information to drug task force investigators. To speak with an investigator you can call 218-730-5750.

The Duluth Police Department regularly provides updates on the opioid crisis and related overdoses and arrests through Facebook.

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