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10 opioid overdoses in D.C. in a matter of hours: ‘There’s a lethal batch’

Ken Redmile

Authored by Ken Redmile

“This was a mass casualty event,” he said. “The intensity was jarring.”

It was also totally predictable, said Domenica Personti, interim chief executive of the D.C.-area Recovery Centers of America.

“These clusters happen when someone new is selling in the area,” Personti said.

When there is a new dealer with a new product in the area, users may not be familiar with its intensity.

Sure enough, Miss Shirley told me she saw someone new among the street-corner guys she usually sees by the lotus blossom. “He was there Thursday and he had this duffle bag. He was there for a while, then he was gone. And we didn’t see him again.”

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