GENESEO – A recent string of heroin overdoses in Western Pennsylvania have caught the attention of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, there were over 20 deaths in Pennsylvania last week related to fentanyl-laced heroin.

While there have been no recent deaths related to heroin in Livingston County, Dougherty would like to remind everyone of the dangers of the drug’s usage.

“A user never really knows what they are injecting or snorting,” said Dougherty in a press release. “In all reality it could be any chemical agent or substance.” The drug baggies discovered at the PA overdoses were labeled as theraflu, bud ice and income tax, according to Dougherty.

Dougherty is releasing this information in the hope that it will help keep these deadly drugs out of Livingston County and help save lives.

“I certainly do not condone illegal drug use at all but I am a realist and I know we do have heroin users in our county,” said Dougherty. “I know drugs travel and those same substances could be found in our local area tomorrow.” The Sheriif’s Office urges anyone with any drug related information to report it to them at (585) 243-7100. “I realize it is not popular choice to give people breaking the law notice on such a thing but if we can save lives, it is the right thing to do,” said Dougherty.