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Chicago Police Question Woman Believed To Be Linked To Heroin Overdoses

 Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson
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CHICAGO — Police are questioning a woman who may be linked to multiple heroin overdoses on the South Side on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Monday morning.

The woman, whom Johnson did not identify because she has not been charged with a crime, was taken into custody after police launched an undercover operation after they received reports of multiple heroin overdoses, the top cop said.

The overdoses may be linked to someone handing out free samples of drugs, Johnson said.

CBS2 reported that eight people overdosed Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood.