A 20-year-old woman and 37-year-old man died, officials said.
KANKAKEE, Ill. -- Authorities in Kankakee are investigating seven fentanyl overdose cases over 24 hours that left two people dead.The Kankakee Police Department and Kankakee County Coroner's Office said the two victims who died were a 20-year-old female and 37-year-old male, both of Kankakee, according to The (Kankakee) Daily Journal. Kankakee is roughly 60 miles from Chicago.
Authorities did not have the conditions of the other five people. All seven people had fentanyl in their systems. Fentanyl is a cheap and potent opioid that has fueled overdose deaths around the country.RELATED: Drug business booming while legitimate supply chains struggle, overdose data showRead more: ABC 7 Chicago »
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Kankakee authorities investigate 7 overdose cases over 24 hours that killed 2 people“This is the first time we’ve had several cases in a short period of time,” Coroner Bob Gessner said. “I have been concerned about this happening here for a long time.'
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