After 28 non-fatal suspected heroin overdoses in two days this week in Camden, the last two on 8/24 connected to free samples of the drug bearing a stamp with the word 'Batman' on them, the Narcotics Analysis Unit of the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center has issued an alert to beware of this narcotic brand.
According to the Narcotic Analysis Unit, it’s suspected that the product involved in this week’s spike in overdoses is related to a previous overdose event in which free heroin samples stamped with the 'Don’t Panic' name appeared in Camden and were found to contain heroin mixed with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
Pending NJSP laboratory analysis cases show heroin with the “Batman” stamp has been seized in Williamstown in Gloucester County, Voorhees, Mt. Ephraim, Gloucester City, Camden City in Camden County and by State Police in Galloway, Atlantic County and Bellmawr, Camden County as well as by the Delaware River Port Authority Police.
Incidents remain under investigation.