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August 27, 2016

N.J. police: 'Batman' heroin causing spike in drug overdoses

A dangerous batch of heroin branded with a Batman logo in New Jersey is the cause for an uptick in drug overdoses, authorities announced.

The New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center issued an alert on Thursday that the drugs may have been distributed in Camden.

There were 28 suspected heroin overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday. However, none proved to be fatal.

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Some of the overdoses were linked to free samples that were handed out in Camden and branded with a Batman stamp.

So far, law enforcement officers have found the drugs in Atlantic, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

The seized narcotics have been sent to the police laboratory for testing. However, authorities believe the product is related to a previous rash of overdoses in Camden. That product was stamped with the words "Don't Panic" and contained heroin mixed with fentanyl.