The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating three overdose incidents in the community over the weekend.
Deputes said on Mar. 2 and 3, they found three separate deceased individuals at a home on Churchill Downs, a Motel 6 on Wade Hampton Boulevard and a home on Junueau Court.
According to investigators, an off-white powdery substance was found in close proximity to the three bodies. One of the victims had received two doses of Narcan in weeks prior for an overdose, deputies said.
Investigators said there is "significant cause for concern" that the substances consumed by the deceased may have been cut or mixed with fentanyl. Master deputy Ryan Flood described the substance as "very toxic" and "very dangerous."
"The dangers of taking any illegal drugs go without saying, but fentanyl is an extremely deadly substance that has been known to kill within minutes," deputies said in a press release. "We want to warn the public that the problem exists. We urge every friend, and/or family member to intervene if they see or know somebody who might be struggling with drug addiction."
Deputies released the following resources for those battling addiction: Favor (Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville) - 864-385-7757 Crossroads Treatment Centers - 800-806-6989 Phoenix Center - 864-467-3790"Get the people you love help," said Flood. "Take that step and hopefully we can try to solve this problem as a community and end this epidemic that’s going on."
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