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1 Dead as 11 People Overdose in Central Florida: Sheriff

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    The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is investigating at least 11 overdoses that resulted in one death in Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island.

    The victims appeared to have taken a combination of traditional heroin and Fentanyl, which authorities believe may have been from the same batch.

    Fentanyl is typically used in easing extreme pain for some end-stage cancer patients.

    Major Todd Goodyear said the unidentified Cape Canaveral man was found in his home and was a known heroin user.

    Florida Today reports some of the victims said they were snorting it.

    Investigators are also awaiting a toxicology report in the fatal case to determine if other drugs, alcohol or an underlying medical condition may have contributed to the death.

    The overdoses occurred on Monday.

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