'Bad Batch' of Heroin Blamed for Four Deaths in 24 Hours in Pittsburgh

January 26, 2014 9:43 PM

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'Bad Batch' of Heroin Blamed for Four Deaths in 24 Hours in Pittsburgh

Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a "bad batch" of heroin likely led to at least four deaths in just 24 hours and possibly 15 over last five days.

Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said the investigation is in the early stages but he has had 15 suspected heroin overdoses in his county in the last five days.

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