Metro police: 10 fatal overdoses in 6 days possibly linked to fentanyl-laced cocaine, heroin


Metro police officials said there have been 10 deadly overdoses in the Nashville area in just six days. 

According to a tweet posted by the dept. on Tuesday night, a white or brown substance was found at the scenes of 5 of those fatal overdoses.

While toxicology reports for the victims are still pending, officials have reason to believe the overdoses are linked to heroin and cocaine mixed with fentanyl similar to the substance pictured. 

Officials in Cheatham County think the same source could also be to blame for the five recent overdose deaths reported there. 

This is developing story. Stay with News 2 for updates. 

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