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Another Heroin Overdose.




Another Heroin Overdose.



Huntington,West Virginia police say a 911 heart attack call on Thanksgiving day has turned into yet another fatal heroin overdose.

Police say David Peter Hector was taken to the hospital last Thursday afternoon.


A Huntington,West Virginia police detective tells NewsChannel 3 the 37-year-old Hector died of a heroin overdose.

Police say that marks the seventh heroin related death this year.

The body was sent for an autopsy.



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