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This photo taken by the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory compares heroin and fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin. Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.

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Just as he began the interview Monday morning Captain Nick White of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s office took a call from his cell phone. Another young man in the county was found unconscious and not breathing. A few minutes later a text followed: the man had been revived. “It doesn’t seem to stop,” White said shaking his head. He was referring to the subject of the interview, the rash of heroin overdoses seen in Culpeper and surrounding counties. “We don’t know if he was an

Heroin Overdoses Culpeper County as of March 10, 2017 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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