- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say three people died of suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend and more than a dozen other overdose victims were transported to hospitals.

The Washington County coroner’s office says police investigated 17 reports of overdoses across the county on Sunday, almost half of them in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Coroner Timothy Warco says his office is investigating three deaths over the weekend that may have been due to overdoses.

Officials said three people were revived after responding police officers treated them with the prescription drug naloxone, which can prevent overdose fatalities.

Officials said a program to distribute the drug using money forfeited under court order from drug dealers has already saved the lives of six people.

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