- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Spurred by the recent rise in fatal drug overdoses in New Hampshire, regional law enforcement agencies are participating in a new initiative to gather more timely and accurate reports of overdoses that can be used to better track drug suppliers.

The Nashua Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1ADWYS6 ) the collaborative effort includes all major police agencies in the state and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Under the initiative, officers responding to calls for possible overdoses are asked to immediately look for evidence at the scene before medical examiners take over the case.

If police were to find that high-purity heroin or fentanyl is on the street, that information, along with suspected dealers, will be entered into a shared data center. Law enforcement would then work together to determine the source of the drugs.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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