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Weekend Overdose Deaths Possibly Tied to Tainted Heroin

Two weekend deaths in Ocean County from heroin bearing identical stamps triggers a warning from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato in Toms River.

Authorities suspect that the drug stamped “Bud Light” is tainted with toxins that can kill a user before medical attention can be found.

A 42-year-old man from Jersey City was found dead in the bathroom of the Point Pleasant Stop ‘n Shop on Friday. The following day, a 32-year-old man was found dead in the bathroom of a house in Seaside Heights.

In both instances, said Coronato, investigators found wax folds marked “Bud Light” in red.

Autopsies are expected to reveal the chemical composition in each case.

"Bud Light"-stamped packets found on two weekend overdose victims (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
“Bud Light”-stamped packets found on two weekend overdose victims (Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

If you are aware of distribution or know the whereabouts of peddlers moving it, reach the county’s Special Operations Group, 732-929-2027, extension 3235.

Ocean County’s 122 drug overdoses in 2013 more than doubled the amount totalled in 2012.

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