Delaware health officials issue urgent warning because of alarming amount of overdoses.

Health officials are issuing a warning for the area  because of a startling trend in overdoses.

The Department of Health and Social Services says that recent batches of heroin could be laced with Fentanyl.

So far, 7 of the 12 deaths from suspected overdoses in July happened in Sussex County.

In 2017, about 61 percent of the overdose deaths in Delaware involved Fentanyl and 40 percent involved heroin.

Last year, 345 people died from overdoses in the first state.

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