Santa Fe police say the death of a 17-year-old girl early Thursday might have been caused by a bad batch of heroin in the city that they believe may be tied to at least two other overdoses.
In the case of the teen’s fatal overdose, police say, a friend reported the incident at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the teen was rushed to the hospital. While she was receiving medical attention, officers discovered there was a warrant out for her arrest, and they transferred her to the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center, where she was held overnight. Early in the morning, a report says, detention staff found her unresponsive. She was again rushed to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where she died after hospital staff tried to revive her.
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