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Surge of suspected drug overdoses investigated in Raleigh County

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COAL CITY (WVVA) - Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating a "possible surge in suspected drug overdoses" that have occurred in the Coal City and Sophia areas since last Friday.

Two of the suspected overdoses have resulted in deaths.

A news release from the Raleigh County Sheriff's says it's unclear if the suspected overdoses are coincidental, related or the result of contaminated or abnormal drugs.

No further information has been released.

The sheriff's office detective bureau is joined in the investigation by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crimes Unit.

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