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Two La Crosse OD deaths suspected from dangerous drug

Brad Williams

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A string of drug overdoses in western Wisconsin apparently has not let up in the past two weeks. 

La Crosse County just reported its second fatal overdose in July, possibly caused by heroin mixed with fentanyl. 

County medical examiner Tim Candahl said they won’t know the cause, for sure, for a few weeks — until toxicology tests are completed.    

Two other drug deaths, which may have been caused by the same batch of drugs, occurred in Juneau County. 

Candahl believes that area police are actively trying to trace where the heroin came from.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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