Public Warning: 7 Overdose Deaths in 2 Hours in Westminster, MD

On January 27, 2017, a public warning was issued by Carroll County health officials after 7 heroin overdoses occurred between 10:00 a.m. and noon that day in Westminster. Ed Singer, an officer at the Carroll County Health Department stated, "That made us very concerned that there was a potentially more deadly mix out on the streets than what people are commonly dealing with."