Police Chief Leonard Campanello has confirmed that a man died in Gloucester on Monday morning of an overdose.
The man, believed to be in is 40s, has become the city's sixth victim of an opioid overdose in 2015.
Campanello declined to release any further details regarding the incident. As of 2 p.m. Monday, police had not been able to locate the victim’s next of kin.
The latest fatality is the city’s first since May 31, the morning before the city’s so-called angel program for dealing with the heroin and opioid crisis went into effect.
The latest death means the city’s toll for 2015 is now double the number of three overdose fatalities reported in Gloucester for all of 2014.
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