Heroin batch blamed for fatal overdoses
A LETHAL new batch of heroin is thought to be responsible for at least three fatal drug overdoses in Perth in a week, West Australian police say.
A 20-year-old woman from Heathridge, in Perth's east, collapsed and died at her house on Thursday last week, police spokesman Rex Haw said.
A man, 38, died from a suspected overdose at a unit in Doubleview, in Perth's northwestern suburbs, the next day.
Mr Haw said a 23-year-old man was found dead late yesterday in a public toilet at Myaree, in Perth's southern suburbs.
He said police were waiting on toxicology test results.
"Police warn the use of any illicit drugs is extremely dangerous with potentially tragic consequences,'' Mr Haw said.
AAP November 20, 2009 6:57PM