Kane: 22 overdose in western Pa. on heroin mix

January 28, 2014 12:04 AM

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Kane: 22 overdose in western Pa. on heroin mix

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Twenty-two people have died in the past week in western Pennsylvania from a suspected overdose of a mix of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Monday.

Kane's tally came a day after Allegheny County's medical examiner said 17 people died over the past week and called the deaths a "major public health crisis."

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