- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Police in Portsmouth, N.H. say the 37-year-old man who died of a heroin overdose had no permanent address at the time of his death.

Portsmouth Police Capt. Mike Schwartz identified the overdose victim as Simone Sclafani. Police are not identifying where he was when emergency personnel responded to a call for help at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Sclafani died within the hour.

Portsmouth police responded to three heroin overdose calls in the span of 24 hours.

Police are not releasing the identities or conditions of the other two victims.

New Hampshire authorities said this week that heroin use is growing at an alarming rate.

At least 61 people died of heroin overdoses in New Hampshire in 2013, compared with 38 the previous year.

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