Health experts in New London said at least nine people were taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital on Thursday after overdosing on heroin.
On Thursday night, an area doctor and a city official confirmed the nine overdoses, one being fatal.
Four people have been taken to the hospital because of a heroin overdose since 1 p.m. on Thursday.
City officials are calling this a "serious health issue."
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