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Updated: 01/13/2018 08:30:03AM

Suspected dealer charged after two heroin overdoses

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CHARLES ANDRE

CHRISTOPHER ANDRE

By ANNE EASKER

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After two heroin overdoses occurred in Punta Gorda Thursday afternoon within 1.36 miles of each other, the alleged dealer was arrested following a search warrant.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives were on the scene of the first overdose in the 5400 block of Riverside Drive, when a call came about another possible heroin overdose at the 7-Eleven in 5800 block of Duncan Road. Both subjects were taken to Bayfront Punta Gorda by EMS and had Narcan administered as a life-saving measure.

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