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WVa police: Confiscated vaping pen contaminated with heroin

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they have identified a source of suspected heroin-laced vaping solutions while investigating overdoses that sickened two high school students.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston says in a news release an underage high school student has been identified as a suspect.

Preston says detectives obtained a search warrant that resulted in the recovery of more than 100 charged vaping solutions, packaging materials, marijuana and empty vaping cartridges that were being filled with the suspected solution. Preston says one of the vaping pens was confirmed to be contaminated with heroin and other dangerous chemicals.

Morgantown police spokesman Andrew Stacy says he didn’t know whether the two students remain hospitalized and that the exact source of the vaping pens that made them sick last week remains under investigation.

Associated Press

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