Cocaine Overdoses Kill Three in Bronx: Police

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Police are investigating the fatal drug overdoses of three people in the Bronx and two others in Yonkers, all of which may be linked to the same batch of tainted cocaine, officials said.

The Yonkers incidents claimed the lives of a 38-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, one of whom died Friday and the other Saturday. The Bronx overdoses happened in Woodlawn, police said.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the source of the cocaine. Tipsters are urged to call the Yonkers Police Narcotics Unit at (914) 377-TIPS.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, incarceration, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, and the New York Post, among other publications. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.