Narcotics officers believe a dangerous batch of heroin may be to blame for a surge in overdoses in Philadelphia’s worst drug-stricken neighborhoods. Detectives tell NBC10 nearly 50 people overdosed Thursday in the department’s East Division, an area commonly called The Badlands, that encompasses

Kensington and parts of North Philadelphia. So far, there are no reported deaths from the spike. Many may have been brought back to consciousness using the overdose reversal drug naloxone. Police are conducting lab tests to determine if a so-called ‘bad batch’ of heroin is on the street. READ MORE