Nine overdoses reported over weekend in Bartholomew County

Nine overdoses, seven of them believed to be heroin-related, were reported over the weekend in Bartholomew County.

One methamphetamine overdose and one LSD overdose were among the nine, said Lt. Matt Harris Columbus Police spokesman.

Investigators believe the heroin overdoses were the result of a batch of the drug coming from Cincinnati, Harris said. But it is unknown whether the drug was cut with fentanyl or another substance, he said.

All the individuals who overdosed survived, but some required multiple doses of naloxone before being revived, Harris said.

Anyone with information about heroin distribution in Bartholomew County is urged to call the Columbus Police Department or Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department tip lines to provide information, which may be left anonymously.

Columbus Police Department Tip Line: 812-376-2621.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Tip Line: 812-379-1712.