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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.