Heroin Overdose Death Hits Moorhead

Moorhead Police are investigating the overdose death of a 20-year-old man.

Police believe the man died last night of heroin.

Ahmad Hajar Amin Gardi, 20, was found by family members around nine last night in the family’s home.

Narcan, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses, was administered but it was too late.
Within this past week, Moorhead police responded to two other overdoses, in both instances Narcan was used successfully.

These overdoses come at a time when heroin is at an all time high in the metro.

Just last month, Fargo Police warned the public about a dangerous batch of heroin laced with fentanyl that was circling the area.

Police say that campaign to stay aware isn’t over.
“And some may believe that that was a book end to this problem and it’s not this is an ongoing problem that we need to address and part of our role is to communicate this problem so that hopefully people that may feel that they have a problem with drugs and are fearful that they get the help that they need,” says Lt. Tory Jacobson with Moorhead PD.

Including last night’s death, the metro has had four people die from heroin overdoses just within the past month.

Police are warning anyone using narcotics to seek help as the number of heroin overdoses continues to increase.

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