- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities on Long Island say two dozen people have been arrested and nearly 4 kilograms of heroin and fentanyl have been seized in a 10-day drug sting.

The Suffolk County district attorney is scheduled to announce the arrests on Wednesday in Hauppauge.

Investigators say they found the narcotics at drug overdose scenes wrapped in lottery ticket paper stamped with the words Aleve, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge or Clean Up.

The investigation has been spurred by an increase in overdoses by users buying pure fentanyl and fentanyl laced with heroin. Authorities say fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin.

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