BATAVIA – The City Police Department is warning of a dangerous mixture of cocaine on the street after responding to two overdose cases today.
The warning comes in an attempt to stop further overdoses, which can be fatal, police said in a news release.
Information on the victims and their status in today’s cases were not released.
Police said they are working to locate the source of the cocaine and put a stop to further incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Genesee County Drug Task Force at (585) 343-3020, the City Police Department at (585) 345-6350, or the confidential tip line at (585) 345-6370. Information may also be reported online, here.
The City Police Department said it would like to offer assistance to persons who are struggling with addiction. Through the Police Assistance Addiction & Recovery Initiative, or PAARI, program, the department has partnered with the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in an effort to decrease the number of opiate-related deaths and reduce crime associated with opiate abuse. Anyone who is struggling with addiction can come to the police department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and officers will assist in locating a treatment program, with no questions asked.