Sheriff: Beware of bad heroin batch

"The problem is I believe it’s out there in the community."

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich is warning people about a possible bad batch of heroin in the community.

In a press conference late Wednesday night, Borkovich said a man died after overdosing.

It happened at a home on the 600 block of Southwest Bayshore Drive near Suttons Bay. Deputies tried to revive him with Narcan, but were unsuccessful.

Witnesses told authorities about an apparent drug deal that went on earlier in the day. Authorities ended up arresting a man from Milwaukee Wisconsin and a woman. They were found on reservation property in Peshawbestown.

Borkovich believes the heroin may be laced with fentanyl or carfentanil.

“These are extremely powerful drugs and tranquilizers, they're used to give more of an effect," Sheriff Borkovich said. "The problem is I believe it’s out there in the community."

Borkovich pointed to two other recent overdoses, in which two people were revived.

Authorities are waiting on toxicology reports from all three cases to confirm that the drugs are indeed laced.

The sheriff is asking the community to cooperate, and to talk to loved ones who may use heroin.

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