Series of connected overdoses in DC leaves 4 dead

Four people are dead, and three others are suspected of having had drug overdoses after taking tainted narcotics in Northeast D.C. this weekend.

The overdoses started around 10:20 a.m. Saturday and happened across the Ivy City and Trinidad neighborhoods in Northeast D.C.

Police told WTOP’s news partners at NBC Washington some of the overdose victims were experiencing homelessness and that officers were working Sunday to track down the seller of the drugs and warn people in that area that the drugs were out there.

Police did not say what substance caused the overdoses.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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